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.
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,