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Mastering VMware vSphere 6 by Josh Atwell, Grant Orchard, Scott Lowe, Nick Marshall

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Chapter 14 Automating VMware vSphere

The role of a VMware vSphere administrator has become increasingly more demanding as the features and capabilities of vSphere have grown in both quantity and quality. VMware has done a great job of making these features quickly consumable for an administrator, as you have seen throughout this book. However, these new features lead to additional responsibilities, more opportunities for error and inconsistency, and lower tolerances for outages as more critical and complex workloads can be, and are, virtualized.

As a vSphere administrator, you will need to perform many repetitive tasks with increasingly more touch points. Examples include creating multiple VMs from a template, changing the network configuration ...

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