Ebook series: Kubernetes

Two ebooks about Kubernetes The state of the Kubernetes Ecosystem Kubernetes emerged from a need to run cloud-native applications on a massively scaled network, and that’s exactly what it’s enabling its growing user base to do. The demand for platforms that can run web-scalable workloads means Kubernetes is increasingly under consideration by IT engineering teams, … Read moreEbook series: Kubernetes

Ebook series: Docker and Container Ecosystem

A Comprehensive Overview of the Docker and Container Ecosystem Four free ebooks. BOOK 1 THE DOCKER & CONTAINER ECOSYSTEM The container ecosystem is constantly changing and impacting the developer landscape for the better. This first ebook focuses on the progression of containerized architectures and how it impacts everything we do, from managing distributed resources to rethinking the operating system model … Read moreEbook series: Docker and Container Ecosystem

Free eBook: Kubernetes Cookbook

Kubernetes Cookbook Learn how to automate and manage your Linux containers and improve the overall performance of your system Are you using containers in your organization and want to better manage, scale, and orchestrate apps on the container? Use the recipes in the book to find a reliable solution from experts This is the first … Read moreFree eBook: Kubernetes Cookbook

Ebook: Building Voice-Enabled Apps with Alexa

This book demonstrates the core concepts behind conversational UI and building voice-enabled apps with the Alexa framework (the examples in this book are easy to understand, but having some experience with Node.js and web development is helpful). The book focuses on a general understanding of why voice-enabled apps are important, along with easy-to-understand examples for … Read moreEbook: Building Voice-Enabled Apps with Alexa

Docker for the Virtualization Admin

Understand the differences between containers and VMs A natural response when first working with Docker containers is to try and frame them in terms of virtual machines. Oftentimes we hear people describe Docker containers as “lightweight VMs”. This is completely understandable, and many people have done the exact same thing when they first started working with Docker. It’s easy … Read moreDocker for the Virtualization Admin

Free e-book: Hyper-V Security

Secure your Hyper-V hosts, their guests, and critical services from intruders and malware Discover how standard security best practices are applicable in a Hyper-V environment Acquire techniques to defend virtual machines against threats A practical guide that helps you lock down Hyper-V hosts and enhance their protection against attack Get your free e-book here.

PowerCLI Essentials

Simplify and automate server administration tasks with PowerCLI

Have you ever wished yIMG1770ou could automatically get a report with all the relevant information about your VMware environments in exactly the format you want? Or that you could automate a crucial task that needs to be performed on a regular basis? Powerful Command Line Interface (PowerCLI) scripts do all these things and much more for VMware environments. PowerCLI is a command-line interface tool used to automate VMware vSphere environments. It is used to handle complicated administration tasks through use of various cmdlets and scripts, which are designed to handle certain aspects of VSphere servers and to help you manage them.

This book will show you the intricacies of PowerCLI through real-life examples so that you can discover the art of PowerCLI scripting. At the start, you will be taught to download and install PowerCLI and will learn about the different versions of it. Moving further, you will be introduced to the GUI of PowerCLI and will find out how to develop single line scripts to duplicate running tasks, produce simple reports, and simplify administration. Next, you will learn about the methods available to get information remotely. Towards the end, you will be taught to set up orchestrator and build workflows in PowerShell with update manager and SRM scripts.

What You Will Learn

  • Download and install PowerCLI and its basics as well as the basics of PowerShell
  • Enchance your scritping experience
  • Build longer scripts and simpler reports
  • Relate a task in VMware administration to a PowerCLI script
  • Discover methods to acquire and change information remotely
  • Set up orchestrator to manage your workflow

You can get the book here

About the Author

Chris Halverson

Chris Halverson is a senior consultant for VMware in the Professional Services Organization in Canada. He specializes in the full Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) stack, architecting, designing, and deploying customer solutions. He has been active in the VMware community as a VMUG leader for the past 4 years and prides himself as an active participant in the local IT market over the past 17 years. Previous roles have allowed him to work on enterprise architecture bringing process and rigor to the administration aspect of the position and automation that made the job smarter. There is even an aspect where “I replaced myself with a small script” has been heard from him when discussing the former roles.

When Chris is not working on building the virtual community, he shares his time and energy with his tremendous wife, three boys, and one princess. Excited to spend time watching and helping them figure out life for themselves, he encourages them in their sports, through their schooling, and through their own walk of faith.

Over the past few years, Chris has also been able to achieve a dream as a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, crossing off one of those bucket list items.

Chris has also acted as a book reviewer.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook

Over 80 expert recipes to design, create, and deploy SSIS packages with this book and ebook Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips with clear step-by-step instructions and real time examples Master all transformations in SSIS and their usages with real-world scenarios Learn to make SSIS packages re-startable and robust; and work with transactions Get hold … Read moreMicrosoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook

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