06dragon
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How to manage VM Ware Infrastructure Using Wnidows Power Shell

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Hi,

can any one post link of any pdf/blog etc that can teach How to manage VM Ware Infrastructure Using Wnidows Power Shell, from basics.

If anyone have link for this pdf or pdf itself, please share.

Managing VMware Infrastructure with Windows PowerShell TFM [Paperback]

http://www.amazon.com/Managing-VMware-Infrastructure-Windows-PowerShell/dp/0982131402

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Ashish

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JimKnopf99
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Hi,

Luc describe it.

Window Powershell is installed in windows server 2008 and above. For other operating systems from MS, you could download it on microsoft support site.

The VMware PowerCLI could you find here

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=285&downloadGroup=VSP510-PCLI-510

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JimKnopf99
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Hi,

there are a lot of realy good blogs.

http://www.lucd.info/

http://www.virtu-al.net/

http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell/

and more

Frank

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06dragon
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Thank You very much Frank.

Can you please tell me if Power CLI and Windows Power Shel both are different or same.

And if both are different then which one is better to develop scripts for automation like inventory reports etc.

Thanks

Ashish

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LucD
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PowerShell is the scripting language from Microsoft for the Windows environment.

PowerCLI is a so-called snapin, on top of PowerShell, provided by VMware that allows you to manage your vSphere environment.

So you need both to automate your vSphere environment


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

JimKnopf99
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Hi,

Luc describe it.

Window Powershell is installed in windows server 2008 and above. For other operating systems from MS, you could download it on microsoft support site.

The VMware PowerCLI could you find here

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=285&downloadGroup=VSP510-PCLI-510

Frank

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06dragon
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Frank, LucD

Thanks   guys for all you views. These were very helpful. Now the picture is clear in my mind.

Please correct me if I am wrong, what I understood from your links is that Powershell and PowerCLI both are different things. PowerCLI provides the capability to manage the VSphere Env via script  but use Powershell as a base to execute command, as PowerCLI uses cmdlets of Powershell.

So instead of learning PowerShell separately, I should start learning PowerCLI, and I will get to know about PowerShell itself, as much we need PowerShell for automating the VSphere Env.

Am I right?

Thanks

Ashish

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LucD
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Yes, but I would suggest a small change in your plan.

First get used to some of the basics of PowerShell (some basic cmdlets, objects, the pipeline), then with that basic PowerShell knowledge start digging into PowerCLI.

I have collected some learning resources, several of which are free, in my My PS library post.

Another good resource of links is Josh's Resources for Getting Started with #PowerCLI Automation post.


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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06dragon
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Sure Lucd.

Thank you very much for your suggestion and links.

I will defenately work on your advise.

Thanks a bunch!!

Ashish

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