VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration Introduction1 Automating vCenter Deployment and Configuration 2 Automating ESX/ESXi Server Deployment and Configuration 3 Automating Storage and Networking 4 Using Advanced vSphere Features 5 Creating virtual machines 6 Templates and Customisation Specifications 7 Configuring Virtual Machine Hardware 8 Advanced Virtual Machine Features 9 Using vApps10 Backup and Restore your Virtual Machines 11 Organize your Disaster Recovery12 Hardening the vSphere Environment 13 Maintain Security in Your vSphere Environment 14 Report the Status of Your vSphere Environment 15 Using Statistical Data 16 Monitoring the vSphere Environment 17 Auditing the vSphere Environment 18 Schedule Automation Scripts 19 The SDK 20 The Onyx Project 21 PowerGUI and vEcoShell22 PowerWF Studio 23 Add a GUI Frontend to Your Automation ScriptsAppendices
Today's Scenario A DR site needs to be setup as our current DC keeps getting snowed in. Our pointy haired manager has bought us a Vblock in a hosted DC and now we need to set it up. We have drawn a quick outline of the things we need to do and automate the process so if things go wrong in live we can minimise the amount of downtime to our production systems. Our Mission is to build a virtual environment in an hour - and show you !
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