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The must have book for 2011: VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference


Its been a while since we have a book dedicated to managing vSphere using PowerCLI and we are really excited about the labor of love created by Luc, Alan, Glenn, Arnim, and Jonathan (PowerCLI VIP Members)

I was fortunate enough to get a sneak preview of some of the chapters and can say you are in for a treat. The book also has a wonderful forward from Dr. Stephen Alan Herrod and Mr. Jeffrey Snover. I think my favorite chapter might be the one on the SDK where the guys do a fantastic job of showing our users how to navigate the deeper waters of the vSphere API.

So be sure to get your orders in early,,, and if you need business justification explain to your managers the amount of time you are saving by automating with PowerCLI.

Congratulations to Luc, Alan, Glenn, Arnim and Jonathan !

Visit the Official Book Website http://powerclibook.com


PowerCLI Reference

Get your Free PowerCLI Fan Pack (Update Offer has expired)

Folks, we are sorry to say offer is now over. We will look into expanding this offer in the future but as of today we are no longer shipping the PowerCLI Fan Packs.

Thanks to everyone who registered for the Free PowerCLI Fan Pack. We will be shipping your PowerCLI Fan Packs within the next 1 – 3 weeks.

What is in a PowerCLI Fan Pack ?

  • 1 – Full size vSphere PowerCLI 4.1.1 Poster
  • 1 – PowerCLI Button
  • 1 – PowerCLI Bumper Sticker



Pablo Roesch

vSphere Product Marketing – Script Automation


The making of the vSphere PowerCLI Poster…


Here in sunny Florida and thought I would share with you guys some of the history behind our poster. To date we have distributed close to 9K posters ! 

The very begining……

The poster all started as a casual conversation with Carter. We needed a simple reference sheet that had all the commandlets listed in some organized fashion. We mustered some resources together and got our first release out. As you can tell we have come a long way……..


(Our first poster was printed in India with help from our partners – Interra IT)


Improving the Poster – adding Quick Reference by Alan Renouf

Along the way we wanted to make the poster even better by adding useful references/tips. After weeks of negotiation (Beers) Alan R. agreed to let us use his material for the poster. 

As you can see below we also found a lot of errors 🙂 These errors were probably a result of staring at the same thing for too long. Take a look at the errors found below. Can you spot the hidden messages we incorporated into the poster ?

The latest poster gets even better….

We were grateful to get feedback from our PowerCLI VIP members and came up with our latest version for 4.1.1. and we hope you enjoy it. We are looking at making this a bit easier to print from your home / office but until then..

Your PowerCLI 4.1.1 Poster is here !

Look at all the vSphere Training Courses available around the world..(Im trying to get into the June NY class)