Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration


  • Al Muller, Senior Consultant for SBC\Callisma

This book contains simple and advanced scripting using both ESX and Linux commands to provide awesome virtual tools to automate administrative tasks of ESX Server.This book will cover the native tools that VMware provides with ESX Server. It will then discuss in detail the different scripting API’s and how they can be leveraged to provide some very useful, practical and time saving tools to manage a virtual infrastructure. From virtual server provisioning to backups and everything in between, this book is a one stop shop for virtual tools.
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This book is for system administrators running VMware on virtual workstations and servers, who want to use VMware’s powerful scripting language to automate time consuming administrative tasks. You don’t have to be a scripting guru to follow along and the more you practice these scripts and command line tools the more you’ll understand and open up the real power and flexibility of VMware ESX Server.


Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-059-7

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 ESX Serve Chap 2 Storage Testing Chap 3 Building a VM Chap 4 Modifying VM’s Chap 5 VMDK’s Chap 6 Free the P2V Chap 7 ESX Chap 8 Hot Hot Sites Chap 9 Other Cool Tools