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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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Ansible is a powerful tool to simplify and automate management duties in VMware vSphere environments. Ansible eases VM provisioning, as well as some vMotion tasks. Continue Reading
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
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Virtualized infrastructures are more complex than ever before. Automation enables IT staff to do more in less time and focus on demanding projects rather than routine tasks. Continue Reading
Through PowerCLI, a busy IT shop can cobble together its own solutions to handle numerous deployment and administration needs. 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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The esxcli command set provides administrators with an easy to use set of commands to configure, manage and troubleshoot a vSphere-based infrastructure. Continue Reading
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
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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