As expected, VMware has launched a new classroom course about the automation of the vSphere virtual infrastructure through the Microsoft PowerShell implementation called PowerCLI.
The course objectives are:
- Automate VMware ESX configuration
- Automate the provisioning of virtual machines
- Automate changes to virtual machine configuration
- Automate cluster operations
- Automate reporting
As we previously noted, this course doesn’t cover at all the other approach to automation offered by VMware vCenter Orchestrator, the orchestration framework acquired from Dunes Technologies in September 2007 and included free of charge in most vSphere editions.
VMware says that the audience skills and profiles are too different to aggregate both topics on a single course.