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Friday, May 27, 2011

Trainsignal VMware vSphere PowerCLI Training

Trainsignal VMware vSphere PowerCLI Training Disk1

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Here is another great training for you all. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments and suggestions.
VMware vSphere PowerCLI Training - Course Outline

Lesson 1 - Getting Started with VMware vSphere PowerCLI Training
In this introductory lesson you will learn about your instructor, why PowerCLI is important, and get a quick overview of what you will be learning in the course.
Why Learn Power CLI?
About Your Instructor
Course Overview

Lesson 2 - Lab Setup
In this lesson instructor Hal will explain what hardware and software is needed if you would like to follow along with the demonstrations in this course. He will also give you a peek at his own lab's setup.

Ground Rules:

Hardware Requirements
Software Requirements
Virtualize Your Lab!
Logical Diagram
Physical Lab

Lesson 3 - Introduction to PowerCLI
Gain an understanding of what PowerCLI does and how it does it. Get PowerCLI installed in your lab environment so you are ready for the rest of the course.
What is PowerCLI?
How Does PowerCLI Work?

Download the Toolkit
Installing PowerCLI
The PowerCLI Console
The PowerCLI Window

Lesson 4 - PowerCLI Concepts
In this lesson you be introduced to some basic concepts about how PowerCLI works with VMware and PowerShell.
Support Matrix
vSphere Object Model
Connecting to vSphere and vCenter
PowerCLI Cmdlets

Lesson 5 - Working with Objects in PowerShell
Use properties, methods, and more to process, examine, filter and finally output objects.
The Pipeline
Examining Objects
Filtering Objects
Exporting Data

Lesson 6 - Managing vSphere Hosts with PowerCLI
This lesson discusses how to query and configure one or many vSphere hypervisors quickly and remotely using PowerCLI.
Overview of the VMHost Cmdlets
The Most Important Cmdlet: Get-VMHost
Adding ESX Server to vCenter
Managing Host Accounts
Working with Host Services
Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Configuring Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Maintaining ESX Hosts
Working with Host Profiles

Lesson 7 - Managing Virtual Machines with PowerCLI
You can do VM management tasks using PowerCLI instead of vCenter. A few examples of what will be demonstrated are: reboot machines, modify memory and CPU settings, add a hard disc to a VM, change VM network assignment, disconnect VM CD Drives, and more.
Overview of the Virtual Machine Cmdlets
Automating Creation of Virtual Machines
Managing Virtual Machine Power States

The Set-VM Cmdlet
The HardDisk Cmdlets
The NetworkAdapter Cmdlets
The CDDrive Cmdlets
The VMQuestion Cmdlets
Working with Templates
Working with Snapshots
Performing vMotion and svMotion
Executing PowerCLI Scripts in Virtual Machines

Lesson 8 - Managing Virtual Networks with PowerCLI
This lesson begins with a tutorial of virtual networking. We then talk about all the cmdlets you can use to manage your virtual network, including the host network and host network adapters, virtual switches, distributed virtual switches and virtual portgroups.
Virtual Networking in a Nutshell
Overview of the Virtual Networking Cmdlets
Managing the Host Network with the VMHostNetwork Cmdlets
Working with Host Network Adapters with the VMHostNetworkAdapter Cmdlets
The Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter Cmdlet
The New-VMHostNetworkAdapter Cmdlet
The Set-VMHostNetworkAdapter Cmdlet
Working with Virtual Switches with the VirtualSwitch Cmdlets
The New-VirtualSwitch Cmdlet
The Set-NicTeamingPolicy Cmdlet
Working with Distributed Virtual Switches
Working with Virtual Portgroups

Lesson 9 - Managing Storage with PowerCLI
There are over twenty cmdlets in PowerCLI that cover storage-related topics. This lesson covers all the layers of storage, start at the host level and moving through the storage subsytem, storage adapter, wire protocol, SCSI LUN, physical disk and VMFS partition level and ending at the datastore level.
From Host to Datastore, a Journey
Overview of the Storage Cmdlets
Working with the Storage Subsystem
Working with the Host Bus Adapters
Configuring iSCSI Using Power CLI
Creating a New iSCSI Target Connection
Working with Disks, LUNs, and Partitions
Modifying LUN Multipath Policy
Examining Disks and Partitions
Managing Datastores
Using the Datastore Provider and Introducing the VIM Providers
Copying Files Between Datastores

Lesson 10 - Managing High Availability and Clustering with PowerCLI
In this lesson, you will learn how to use high availability clusters to minimize downtime in case of a host or VM outage and how to use VMware dynamic resource scheduling (DRS) to automatically distribute workloads across a cluster.
What is VMware High Availability?
What is VMware Dynamic Resource Scheduling?
Overview of the HA and DRS Cmdlets
Managing Clusters
Creating an HA / DRS Cluster
Adding an ESX Host to a Cluster and Modifying Cluster HA Settings
The DRS Cmdlets
Creating a DRS Affinity Rule
Configuring Virtual Machine Cluster Settings
Working with Resource Pools
Advanced Cluster Configuration

Lesson 11 - Managing vCenter with PowerCLI
This lesson shows how to use PowerCLI to manage and inventory objects like datacenters and folders. Also, see how to set permissions for those objects.
Overview of the vCenter Cmdlets
Working with Containers
Working with Custom Attributes
Managing vCenter Access Control

Lesson 12 - Reporting with PowerCLI
In this lesson you will walk step-by-step through the process of generating useful reports of your virtual environment using PowerCLI. Also, you will take a detailed look at the various ways to get data out of vSphere and vCenter. Plus, you will work hands-on to generate several reports that will be useful in managing your ever-changing virtual landscape.
A Special Note About ESXi
How to Create Great Reports

A Brief Overview
Interpret the Data
Automate! If You Repeat It, Script It!
Using PowerCLI to Create Reports
Report 1: Host Inventory
Using VMHostReport.ps1 Script
Report 2: VM Inventory
Using VMReport.ps1 Script
Sending an E-mail with VM Report
Report 3: Storage Utilization
Using Export-DSReport.ps1 Script
Using Search Datastore Function





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