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.
* An essential guide to virtualisation using both Linux and ESX commands
* The companion Web site for book provides dozens for working scripts and tools presented in the book
* Maximise VMware's powerful scripting language to automate time consuming administrative tasks
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.
Table of Contents
Companion Web Site
Chapter 1: Scripted Installation
Setting Up the Scripted Installation
Chapter 2: An Introduction to ESX Native Tools and How to Use Them
Chapter 3: Scripting and Programming for the Virtual Infrastructure
VMware Scripting APIs
VMware Virtual Infrastructure SDK
Other VMware SDKs
Chapter 4: Building a VM
Creation of Virtual Machines Utilizing Command-Line Tools
Scripting Creation of Virtual Machines in ESX Shell
Scripting Creation of Virtual Machines in Perl Scripts
Intel Recommended Reading List for Developers, 1st Half 2013 – Books for IT Professionals, Intel
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Intel Recommended Reading List for Developers, 1st Half 2014 – Books for IT Professionals, Intel
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