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PowerCLI Essentials by Chris Halverson

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Duties of the Automation Engineer

Based upon the preceding project, this book ideally tries to cover the Automation Engineer's task list, how to adapt the requirements gathering from the Service Architect, and how to script them. This section outlines the script process for building a VMware PowerCLI-based script, combining it with the Windows-based host PoSH script, and returning output.

Building the script

During the process detailed previously, there were three specific requirements:

  • 200 VMs in a common VM-based folder
  • All servers must have the common NTPSync service running and be tested once per hour
  • All servers must have 10 GB of free space on the C: drive
  • All VMs must be in a common datastore

There is a need to determine whether the scripts can ...

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