No need to struggle anymore, just learn PowerCLI from the masters… Luc Dekens and Alan Renouf wrote a book which is available for pre-ordering right now. Most of you probably already know Luc and Alan, but for those who don’t I think I am not exaggerating when I say that these guys are the top PowerCLI experts in the virtualization industry. Both Luc and Alan have a wealth of expertise and know how to explain things in a way that even I can understand it… believe that is an achievement cause I have no affinity with PowerCLI whatsoever. Now, Alan and Luc didn’t do this by themselves they had Arnim van Lieshout, Glen Sizemore and Jonathan Medd helping them out writing the book. Lets not forget their infamous tech editor Stuart “vinternals” Radnidge
VMware vSphere PowerCLI is a must-have tool for any administrator managing VMware vSphere in a Windows environment. Having to repeat vSphere administrative tasks can be time consuming and error-prone, but PowerCLI—created specifically for Windows environments—allows VMware administrators to automate tasks. Written to the latest PowerCLI, this handy guide shows you step by step how to use the PowerCLI cmdlets for daily administration procedures and frequently performed tasks for VMware vSphere X. The reference is organized by vSphere tasks, providing a practical approach to accessing the information you need while you are on the job. Supported by real world examples and no-nonsense instruction, coverage includes installation, configuration, and management of a vSphere environment, management of the virtual machine life-cycle, security, and monitoring and reporting.
While I was scavenging the internet for a screenshot of the cover, which I did not manage to find by the way, I noticed something else. It seems that these 5 guys are literally planning to take over the PowerCLI Community:
It seems that PowerCLIbook.com will primarily be used as a mechanism to offer readers updated versions of scripts, to enable them to ask the authors questions around the book itself and even to download a full Powerpack. Judging by the fact that is hasn’t been formally announced yet I expect the guys are still working on the forum/site.
Anyway, go out and pre-order the book… it is worth it,