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VMware vRealize Orchestrator Essentials by Daniel Langenhan

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Foreword

If there is something that I did right from the beginning of my IT career, it was automation and integration. Coming from a development background, it was natural for me to script or develop small tools to automate most of the manual tasks that our team had to accomplish. It was the mid-1990s and this required using a combination of scripting and programming languages.

Later, the IT field evolved by providing Application Programming Interfaces to get information and perform remote operations. Simpler scripting languages were released to make these easily consumable, and virtualization provided the agility that was missing in the automation of a lot of datacenter operations.

Streamlining these operations as modular, reusable, and highly ...

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