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PowerCLI Essentials by Chris Halverson

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Chapter 2. Comparing Point and Click Administration to PowerCLI and Scripting

It's now 5 pm on a Friday and the report script that your boss asked you to create is ready to run. As the prompts flash on the screen, you say "Yes! It is done". You quickly load your e-mail client and you send the script off. You quietly think, "I should include a fake invoice for $1 million dollars." and chuckle to yourself. You notice that the office is silent and empty, and you begin packing up to go when you notice the datastores beginning to go offline and the VMs going gray. Do you leave and hope the environment is okay or do you deal with this next crisis that is about to surface?

Daily administration can be simple and straightforward and turn to chaos in a matter ...

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