All posts by vThinkBeyondVM

About vThinkBeyondVM

Vikas Shitole is currently working at VMware as Senior Member of Technical Staff (MTS) where he primarily contribute to the VMware vCenter server team which is part of VMware’s R&D organisation. He has been vExpert since last 4 years in row (2014-2017)-title awarded by VMware for significant contribution to VMware community.

How to be vSphere Automation Rockstar: PowerCLI, SOAP and REST APIs

Last month, I got an opportunity to share my expertise around vSphere automation as part of VMUG bangalore. I was pumped up to present it since it was my first ever VMUG session.  Exciting news is all sessions are recorded and I thought it would be great to share it with you. If you want to get started with vSphere automation or take your understanding to the next level, I am sure you will find this session very useful. I personally felt how cool it would have been if I would have come across such informative but crisp session (just 41 min) when I started my vSphere automation journey.

Agenda : 

Why APIs are needed?

Getting started: PowerCLI

PowerCLI cmdlets and beyond

PowerCLI: key noteworthy points

Basics : vSphere SOAP based SDKs

Getting started: vSphere API reference, MOB & pyVmomi

Basics: vSphere REST based SDKs

Getting started: API explorer, python

Useful resources

Your critical comment/feedback is welcome. Besides my session, we had great technical sessions as follows. I would suggest to take a look at it as well.

  1. Insightful Keynote by Mohit Kataria, Sr. Product Manager, CMBU, VMware.
  2. vSphere and vRA troubleshooting with use cases by Abhilash & Ravi
  3. vSAN use cases and troubleshooting by Cedric Rajendran & Hareesh

I would like to thank VMUG bangaluru organizing team and our VMUG leaders Sujith and Sumanth for giving this opportunity.