In this chapter, we have explained what PowerShell is, what the basics of the versions are, and how to get it, install it, and get help for it. We also discussed how to implement VMware PowerCLI and how to setup the interface and provide consistency for the scriptwriter. Although, as the reader, most of this information likely is understood, it will establish a baseline to assist in future chapters with regard to versions and setup.
In the next chapter, we will deal with the adaptation of Point and Click administration to PowerShell commands, look at tools that can be used, and orchestrate a VM build script. We will examine how to do reporting, and change configuration on multiple VMs at the same time.