Getting into scripting can be daunting. It’s easier to just use existing scripts found online, but if you choose this route you’ll quickly run into limitations. If you take the time to learn how to create your scripts, trust me, you’ll never look back!
Automating vSphere is particularly useful for countless applications and the best way is through PowerCLI – a version of PowerShell developed specifically for VMware. Learn how to develop your own PowerCLI scripts with this free 100+ page eBook from Altaro, PowerCLI: The Aspiring Automator’s Guide.
Written by VMware vExpert Xavier Avrillier, this eBook presents a use-case approach to learning how to automate tasks in vSphere environments using PowerCLI. We start by covering the basics of installation, set up, and an overview of PowerCLI terms. From there we move into scripting logic and script building with step-by-step instructions of truly useful custom scripts, including how to retrieve data on vSphere objects; display VM performance metrics; how to build HTML reports and schedule them; the basics on building functions; and more!
Stop looking at scripts online in envy because you wish you could build your own scripts.
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Do you want to know all the ins and outs about cloud computing. What is the cloud? What is Azure? What kind of functionalities and concepts are available within this cloud?
You’ll find all the answers in this great free ebook ‘Azure for Architecs’.
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Together Microsoft Press and Microsoft Virtual Academy have a number of Free eBooks available for download. The latest released eBook is “Enterprise Cloud Strategy” written by Barry Briggs and Eduardo Kassner.
Enterprise Cloud Strategy outlines the benefits Enterprises can realize from adoption Microsoft Azure and the Cloud. Based on the authors real world experience they describe the details necessary to answer the most common questions Enterprises have on moving to the cloud.
The different download formats for the book are available on the Free eBooks from Microsoft Press page, along with the full catalog of other Free eBooks that have been published. For convenience, I’ve included the file download links below:
PDF for desktop & tablet (8.75 MB)
PDF for mobile (4.70 MB)
EPUB (6.41 MB)
Mobi for Kindle (15.7 MB)
This eBook is also available Free for Amazon Kindle as well!
This book assumes that you are familiar with key concepts surrounding Windows Server (i.e., Microsoft Hyper-V, Networking, and Storage) as well as cloud technologies such as Microsoft Azure. In this book, we cover a variety of concepts related to the technology and present scenarios with a customer focus, but it is not intended as a how-to or design manual. You can use other sources, including the online Microsoft resources, to stay up to date with the latest developments on the roles and features of Windows Server 2016. The online resources will also contain the latest how-to procedures and information about designing a Windows Server 2016 infrastructure for your business.
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This book focuses on providing essential information about the key services of Azure for developers and IT professionals who are new to cloud computing. Detailed, step-by-step demonstrations are included to help the reader understand how to get started with each of the key services. This material is useful not only for those who have no prior experience with Azure, but also for those who need a refresher and those who may be familiar with one area but not others. Each chapter is standalone; there is no requirement that you perform the hands-on demonstrations from previous chapters to understand any particular chapter.
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Altaro released a free eBook “A Hyper-V First Aid Kit – Troubleshooting 5 Common Issues”. This eBook is very useful for troubleshooting your Hyper-V environment. This eBook covers the 5 common issues in an Hyper-V environment and some examples. Also some very useful scripts and command.
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Keeping a healthy infrastructure and avoiding unnecessary problems doesn’t have to be super complex. You can get better performance out of your system without spending a lot of time and money on upgrades, but rather focus getting the most out of what you have.
If you’re a system administrator who’s looking to get better performance on your Hyper-V environment that won’t cut into your weekends and family time, we’ve got a great new eBook for you:
Supercharging Hyper-V Performance for the Time-strapped Admin by Paul Schnackenburg
Grab your copy here:
Here’s what you can expect from this eBook:
- A practical guide to finding and fixing issues in storage, CPU, memory, and network components
- Instructions on how to use Windows Performance Monitor and PAL to monitor your virtualized environment
- Advice on how to plan hosts, VMs, storage, networking and management for maximum performance.
We’ve set up a table of contents page to help you navigate sections if you are an experienced system administrator. Alternatively if you are a relatively new to Hyper-V infrastructures you can work your way through the whole guide for a complete overview. It’s up to you!
We hope this guide gets you closer to a healthier Hyper-V environment!
Microsoft has released a free ebook of “Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition”. You can download the ebook here.