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I am a beginner with powershell and VMware.  I am looking for references, how-to books, tips -n- tricks for learning powershell.  

For example, I need to create a list of what is stored on each datastore.

The rookie would appriciate any guidance with learning how to use powershell with vmware.

I am using vmware 4.0 u2 now.  Soon the planning for upgrading to v5 will start.
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Also check out this Book

http://powerclibook.com 

and Lucd's blog

http://lucd.info

Getting Started with PowerCLI 4.1 – Automating Your vSphere Environment
http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-13700

I would recommend using the following, also VMware recommends the use of PowerCLI, which is PowerShell interface with vSphere-specific additions.

http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/server/vsphere/automationtools/powercli

One of the simplest PowerCLI examples, and something which is actually extremely useful on its own, is the Get-VM cmdlet. Which lists VMs.

PowerCLI can be a bit overwhelming to use,  But it can be enhanced with a nice toolset and a library of preconfigured scripts to jump-start your mass changes, which is possible with PowerGUI

http://powergui.org/index.jspa

and

VMware Community Pack
http://www.virtu-al.net/featured-scripts/vmware-powerpack/


If you do want a script, LucD (1 of *the* premier PowerCLI gurus; literally co-wrote the book on PowerCLI :) ) provides a script in the following link:

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/271097?tstart=780
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The following are the recommendations from powershell guru:

http://bsonposh.com/book-recommendations-for-joe
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