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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Chapter 7. Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • VMM PowerShell overview
  • Finding the command to automate tasks in VMM
  • Creating a script from VMM wizards
  • Storing and running scripts in VMM
  • VMM sample scripts

Introduction

In this chapter, you will get an insight into the useful VMM command shell, which allows administrators to perform all the VMM administrative functions using commands or scripts (configuration and management of the virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy VMs and services).

The VMM command shell includes all the standard Windows PowerShell cmdlets and a comprehensive set of cmdlets that are designed specifically for VMM, which can be used to create scripts to automate ...

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