Free e-book – Effective Windows PowerShell tutorial. If you are fan of PowerShell and you want to learn more, or you are already using PowerShell together with PowerGUI, you might want to have a look at this free e-book from Keith HILL.
Keith is using PowerShell since 2 years interactively and also writing script for production or testing environments. So in his e-book he wants to share some of his thoughts and experiences. There are items which were written for PowerShell 1.0. Where appropriate he has added PowerShell 2.0 update sections to discuss how the item is affected by the upcoming 2.0 release.
You can download his free copy here:
Latest version of vSphere introduced also VMware Tools Scheduled Upgrade – with the introduction of Virtual Hardware version 9, there is a possibility to maitain the same level of VMware Tools across hosts, clusters, and (or) datacenters with a cool possibility to schedule the VMware Tools upgrade. In addition, the future updates of VMware tools will not require reboot of a VM… -:).
Instead of to focus on having the latest, up-to-date VMware Tools installed, you can leverage the Compatibility Level, which is new as well. This is a very powerful feature which again, will make a life of a VMware Admin little bit easier. Read the details in the post – VMware vSphere 5.1 – Virtual Hardware Version 9