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June 24, 2013
VMware's vCenter Certificate Automation Tool is barely out of beta, but users are optimistic it will ease the nightmarish certificate update process.
December 23, 2010
In the future, VMware Site Recovery Manager will have host-based replication and other new features. Expert Mike Laverick previews these yet-to-be-released VMware SRM capabilities.
April 12, 2010
The vSphere PowerCLI command line tool can make an administrator's life much easier by automating tedious, repetitive task. Here are five PowerCLI scripts you can't live without.
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Although vSphere PowerCLI and vRealize Orchestrator accomplish many of the same things, they go about automation in distinctly unique ways. Continue Reading
Thanks to its predictability, scripting is quickly gaining traction; admins would be wise to get on board the bandwagon by familiarizing themselves with some basic scriptable tasks. Continue Reading
Slinging code to control your vSphere environment can ease your workload and help reduce errors that are introduced by manual administration. Continue Reading
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Through PowerCLI, a busy IT shop can cobble together its own solutions to handle numerous deployment and administration needs. Continue Reading
Growing server density and more complex virtualized environments add up to more demands on administrators. The IT staff that can do more in less time through automation can free themselves for more demanding projects instead of getting worn down by ... Continue Reading
Whether it's a routine task or a huge migration project, virtualization administrators can tap into the magic of automation through PowerCLI. Continue Reading
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Administrators will no longer focus on individual applications and servers thanks to automation. However, there are different levels of automation that admins should understand. Continue Reading
Installing the IaaS server can be a daunting task if it's not done properly and the prerequisites aren't fulfilled beforehand. Continue Reading
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While there are several ways a vSphere administrator can save time and trouble before disaster visits the data center, there are a few measures to take while correcting an issue to keep a problem from growing into a full-blown catastrophe. Continue Reading
Streamlining the strength of PowerCLI scripts with vCenter Orchestrator workflows gives vSphere admins increased automation capabilities. Continue Reading
System administrators with a penchant for automating tasks with cmdlets will enjoy the heady enhancements unveiled in VMware PowerCLI 5.5. Continue Reading