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March 22, 2011

New Training Release: VMware vSphere PowerCLI Training

By powercli-training

PowerCLI is a command line tool that allows you to manage vSphere through a command line interface. PowerCLI is essentially VMware’s application of Windows PowerShell and it utilizes more than 250 PowerShell cmdlets (pronounced command-lets). So why should you want to learn PowerCLI?

PowerCLI, as the name implies, is a powerful tool that allows you to automate your management tasks, check conditions and get more things done. Where PowerCLI really shines is in mass administration, when you have to change 500 virtual machines are are able to do it all from your command line with PowerCLI scripts instead of manually.

If you’re ready to take your virtualization knowledge to the next lever, PowerCLI is where you should start. You’ll notice results instantly as you’ll be able to automate and customize your virtual environment and become more efficient in your day to day work.

VMware vSphere PowerCLI Training

VMware vSphere PowerCLI TrainingOur new VMware vSphere PowerCLI Training created by Microsoft MVP for PowerShell and vExpert, Hal Rottenberg, is an all-in-one PowerCLI crash course that is perfect for VMware admins who want to master vSphere automation quickly.

The training starts off with an introduction to PowerCLI and an overview of PowerCLI concepts. Hal then moves on to showing you how to manage vSphere hosts, storage, vCenter, high availability and clustering with PowerCLI. You ‘ll learn how to automate your ESX configurations, the creation of new virtual machines, and much more.

Our new PowerCLI training also covers section 8 of the VCAP DCA exam on PowerCLI.

Free VMware vSphere PowerCLI Poster While Supplies Last

VMware created a very useful PowerCLI poster that now serves as a handy quick reference for thousands of vSphere administrators worldwide. Although anyone can download the PowerCLI poster for free, a nice wall-sized version is best.

So for a limited time, we are including a free 34 x 22 inch PowerCLI poster with every VMware vSphere PowerCLI Training purchase.

PowerCLI Poster

Learn more about our new VMware vSphere PowerCLI Training and see how quickly you can get started with this powerful command line tool.

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