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Product Details

  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: SAPIEN Technologies (March 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982131402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982131404
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,194,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Luc Dekens on May 16, 2009
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You can call me slightly biased since I was one of the technical reviewers of this book but be sure that I was one of Hal's worst critics/nightmares while he was doing the writing.

This book has all what you need to get you started in automating the management of your VMware environment (and more).

If you follow Hal's blog and podcast, you know he has a knack to bring his audience technical knowledge in a humorous way. This book is no exception. Once you start reading, it will be difficult to stop.

On top of that the book is filled with numerous scripts that will help you in your day-to-day tasks and impress your management.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Ruiz on June 26, 2009
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I've had the pleasure of working with VMware technology for the last 6 years of my IT career. .. I've seen the good, the bad, and certainly the ugly. I ordered this book to simplify my every day VMware tasks. No easy task right? Well this book will help you accomplish that and will certainly make you look great at work. The book has a nice introduction on powershell technology, however it immediately dives deep into the scripting world covering subjects about inventory, reporting, deployment and configs, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
The only wish I have... is the book should come with the scripts on a CD, or allow you to download them from either the author's blog or publishing website. This would save a ton of time recreating many of the scripts.
Never the less, this is a MUST have if you wish to automate many of the tasks in your VMware infrastructure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trenton Taylor on October 27, 2009
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I'm fairly new to scripting but not so new to infrastructure management. I bought the O'Reilly PowerShell cookbook and read it in preparation for this book. Looking back, I'm not so sure I needed it because Hal goes through almost all his scripts line by line to teach you the methods to the madness.

I can foresee myself referring to this book a lot in the future and have recommended it to friends and peers in the field.

Pros:
Cookbook style to teach you methods.
Easy to read (Humor is top notch considering the competition in IT)

Cons:
I had some difficulty with a couple of the scripts in that they didn't quite run as the book said they would. It very well could be my environment (although I had a couple friends test them with the same results).
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More About the Author

Hal Rottenberg is a system engineer, Microsoft PowerShell MVP, and VMware vExpert living in Woodstock, Georgia. He has over thirteen years of experience in IT while working for such large enterprises as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and The Home Depot. When it comes to IT, Hal's passions are automation and virtualization.

He is well-known in sysadmin circles for co-hosting the PowerScripting Podcast, and heading up the PowerShellCommunity organization. He is also the author of a book titled "Managing VMware Infrastructure with PowerShell: TFM " published by SAPIEN Press in 2009.

When not being a major geek, Hal enjoys coaching his boys in soccer, and spending time with his lovely wife to whom he has been married since 1997.

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