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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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Choosing the right vRealize Orchestrator design option will determine how effective your environment runs. This chapter excerpt can help you make the right decision. Continue Reading
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
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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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PowerCLI cmdlets like Get-VM can be built out to obtain information about VMs in a VMware infrastructure, including those with attached CD-ROMs and those with snapshots. Continue Reading
Apply meaningful tags to inventory items in vSphere to make locating them easier. Also, use PowerCLI to automate common tasks and perform bulk management operations. Continue Reading
You can now move virtual machines between vCenter instances that aren't a part of the same single sign-on domain with the upgraded PowerCLI cmdlets. Continue Reading
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Enabling ESXi Autostart can save you time and effort when managing VMs. Learn how to configure Autostart VMs in VMware host settings to make patching hosts easier. Continue Reading
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