jmyotis
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New to PowerCLI. Book recommendations

As I am new to scripting and PowerCLI, currently running ESXi 5.1, looking to upgrade to 6.  I have installed PowerCLI 6.3 R2 and I'm interested in the following books:

 

VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference     Publication Date: March 25, 2011

PowerCLI Essentials.   Paperback      – April 25, 2016

Are these books still usable with the newer version of PowerCLI or will the examples and commands need modifications?   Any information would be helpful.

Thank you!

 

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LucD
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Fyi, the PowerCLI Reference book is not an entry level PowerCLI book, it assumes a basic knowledge of PowerShell and PowerCLI.

And btw there is a 2nd edition available since beginning of this year.


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jmyotis
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Thank you, I did find the 2nd edition. Any thoughts on the "Essentials" book?

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VMwareGuy007
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For general PowerShell, I would recommend "Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition" by Don Jones.  Even though the book is older, it covers the essentials of PowerShell, which will translate into just about any module or snap-in that you could use. manning.com has the ebook, amazon.com used to, but for some reason, I only see the physical one.

For PowerCLI, I would definitely recommend LucD's book,

LucD
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Month of Lunches is great.

There is also a free book on basic PowerShell available, see Master-PowerShell, less organised, but still good.


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