The 2nd Must Have PowerCLI Reference

Of course the first must have PowerCLI reference was the first edition of the VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference book which has had a spot on my desk for the last couple years and I refer to it often. I recently picked up the 2nd Edition of the book and it has now taken the 1st Edition’s spot on the desk to become my go to PowerCLI reference.

VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference is organized, well written, with tons of useful examples. If you are new to PowerCLI or if you just need a fantastic reference to help out now and again this is it!

I refer to the book often when I get stuck trying work through a PowerCLI script or when I need an idea on how or what can be done to automate a task using PowerCLI. If you are interested in using PowerCLI to automate common vSphere tasks this book is worth its weight in gold (it is a pretty hefty book, so that is a LOT).


Hersey Cartwright is an IT professional with extensive experience designing, implementing, managing, and supporting technologies that improve business processes. Hersey is Solutions Architect for HPE SimpliVity covering Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. He holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #128) certification. Hersey actively participates in the VMware community and was awarded the VMware vExpert title in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. He enjoys working with, teaching, and writing about virtualization and other data center technologies. Follow Hersey on Twitter @herseyc

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