Chapter 4. Automation and Monitoring Options

While VMware vSphere provides several excellent features to enable you to take advantage of the computer, memory, disk, and network resources available, it has also added a new level of scale and management. There are several tools, some licensed and some free from VMware to help you automate the provisioning of new resources as well as monitoring the existing resources in your environment.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The automation options available with vSphere for both VMs and hosts
  • Examples of how to use the various automation tools to complete common tasks
  • Monitoring options available from VMware

Most of the content of this chapter will focus on PowerCLI and the vCenter orchestrator, ...

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