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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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Administrators using vCenter Orchestrator who rely on their PowerShell scripts can develop workflows to make vSphere management more streamlined. Continue Reading
The book 'Learning PowerCLI' offers a basic introduction to the powerful automation tool that can shave time and reduce stress for administrators. Continue Reading
There are plenty of new enhancements in VMware PowerCLI 5.5, but how well do you know them? This quiz will test whether you're a true PowerCLI pro. Continue Reading
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System administrators with a penchant for automating tasks with cmdlets will enjoy the heady enhancements unveiled in VMware PowerCLI 5.5. Continue Reading
The VMware OVF Tool is a command-line utility that allows administrators to import and export OVF packages to and from VMware products. Continue Reading
These three quick tips on developing a software-defined data center will help data center managers make the transition to complete automation. Continue Reading
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Streamlining the strength of PowerCLI scripts with vCenter Orchestrator workflows gives vSphere admins increased automation capabilities. Continue Reading
The VMware vSphere 5.1 Cookbook shares simple recipes for the busy virtualization administrator who wants to tap into some new features. Continue Reading
The esxcli command series has evolved since its unveiling in vSphere 4 to surpass the need for older command-line tools. Continue Reading
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The vSphere Client works great for some tasks, but repetitive mass actions call for scripts. And, you have options in the VMware command line toolbox. Continue Reading
Workflow automation software is growing in popularity, but each product has its limitations. Find out how products from three major vendors stack up. Continue Reading
VMware vCenter Protect was born of Shavlik NetChk, and offers much more than antivirus protection. Use the tool with virtual and physical machines. Continue Reading