Chapter 3

Scripting and Programming for the Virtual Infrastructure


Simplification of administration and its related overhead is a strategic imperative that most companies are mandating. Although programmatic automation has existed in the Windows and Linux operating systems for some time now, getting a complete solution for system management and automation often requires purchasing expensive third-party, proprietary software that was difficult to learn and sometimes suffered from compatibility issues. Fortunately, VMware has incorporated a variety of interfaces that you can take advantage of to simplify the management of your virtual infrastructure. ...

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