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  • 1.  New to PowerCLI. Book recommendations

    Posted Sep 08, 2016 09:37 PM

    As I am new to scripting and PowerCLI, currently running ESXi 5.1, looking to upgrade to 6.  I have installed PowerCLI 6.3 R2 and I'm interested in the following books:

     

    VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference     Publication Date: March 25, 2011

    PowerCLI Essentials.   Paperback      – April 25, 2016

    Are these books still usable with the newer version of PowerCLI or will the examples and commands need modifications?   Any information would be helpful.

    Thank you!

     



  • 2.  RE: New to PowerCLI. Book recommendations

    Posted Sep 09, 2016 04:41 AM

    Fyi, the PowerCLI Reference book is not an entry level PowerCLI book, it assumes a basic knowledge of PowerShell and PowerCLI.

    And btw there is a 2nd edition available since beginning of this year.



  • 3.  RE: New to PowerCLI. Book recommendations

    Posted Sep 09, 2016 02:58 PM

    Thank you, I did find the 2nd edition. Any thoughts on the "Essentials" book?



  • 4.  RE: New to PowerCLI. Book recommendations

    Posted Sep 09, 2016 03:10 PM

    For general PowerShell, I would recommend "Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition" by Don Jones.  Even though the book is older, it covers the essentials of PowerShell, which will translate into just about any module or snap-in that you could use. manning.com has the ebook, amazon.com used to, but for some reason, I only see the physical one.

    For PowerCLI, I would definitely recommend LucD's book,



  • 5.  RE: New to PowerCLI. Book recommendations

    Posted Sep 09, 2016 04:03 PM

    Month of Lunches is great.

    There is also a free book on basic PowerShell available, see Master-PowerShell, less organised, but still good.