Real World PowerShell
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Real World PowerShell

About the Book

PowerShell is an extremely versatile cross-platform shell / language. This quick read will explore actual advanced functions and scripts written to accomplish everyday tasks. Problems, solutions, explanations and code are provided. Everything covered can run wherever PowerShell 5 or 7 runs - Linux, Mac, Windows, even Raspberry Pi.

The writing is geared toward intermediate to advanced users of PowerShell with an emphasis on APPLYing PowerShell - not learning the basics of PowerShell. The reader should have a fundamental understanding of Advanced Functions, JSON and PSCUSTOMOBJECTs to fully benefit from the material.

The book begins with a brief overview of PowerShell, Advanced Functions, and JSON. It then progresses through various scenarios, explaining a situation / problem and how PowerShell was employed to ameliorate it. Code examples interact with VMware (Virtual Center, ESXi and SRM), AWS, Kubernetes, and Ansible. At the end we'll even have some fun with a NASA API.

About the Author

Joe Acosta
Joe Acosta

Joe Acosta is a systems architect who enjoys working with PowerShell, automating everything possible. He has published modules on PowerShell Gallery incorporating Advanced Functions for administering a variety of technologies. Joe also codes in Python, builds with Terraform, configures with Ansible, and deploys to Kubernetes.

While away from the screen, he has lots o' fun with archery, pickleball, racquetball, hiking, skate-skiing, and stand-up-paddling.

Table of Contents

  • About the Author
    • Joe Acosta
  • About the Book
  • Introduction
  • Global Thoughts
    • Caution / Warning
    • Bad Examples
    • Code Usage
    • Which Version
    • Error Handling
    • Clinging to Cool
    • Zen of Python
  • Advanced Functions
    • Type Constraints
    • SupportsShouldProcess
  • Classes
  • Custom Objects
  • JSON
  • VMWare
    • Virtual Center
    • ESX
    • SRM (Site Recovery Manager)
  • AWS
  • Kubernetes
  • Ansible
  • Salut!

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