No matter the size of the data center environment, systems administrators armed with PowerShell scripting knowledge can save time and increase their value to the business.
Many administrators who manage vSphere have adopted PowerShell as their scripting option over the past few years due to its simplicity and straightforward language.
Perhaps one of biggest advantages of PowerShell is its extensibility and third-party integrations. The VMware PowerCLI is a PowerShell snap-in that allows vSphere administrators to automate and report on almost all products and features that VMware offers. PowerCLI has been around for more than six years now and there are a number of useful scripts that can help an administrator tackle various tasks.