I recently had the opportunity to talk with TechTarget’s Tom Walat, site editor for SearchVMware.com, about PowerCLI and writing the PowerCLI Cookbook. That conversation is featured in SearchVMware’s new podcast. Our conversation ranged from my background and responsibilities, to how I decided upon PowerCLI as my go-to automation tool, how someone new can get started with PowerCLI and resources where someone can learn more about PowerCLI. Head over to SearchVMware and check out How PowerCLI fit one admin’s VMware automation needs.
Some highlights from the conversation:
- If you’re new to PowerCLI and you don’t have a development background, the easiest way to get started is with the native cmdlets, which work like normal command line tools. These accept parameters and then go and do work.
- There is a wide community of contributors who post their PowerCLI scripts that solve all sorts of problems and make them freely available.
- What made me want to write the PowerCLI Cookbook.