Automating the world one-liner at a time…
icomasoft has just released VI PowerScripter. PowerScripter is a PowerShell based extension module to VMWare's VI Client. I have not seen it but looking at the online manual has got to make any admin start drooling. The thing I like about this so much is that it leverages both PowerGadgets and PowerGUI. This allows them to deliver a great experience to their customers without having to code it all themselves. As those products get better, their product gets better. Happy happy all around.
I haven't used it (since I don't have a big VMWare environment [surprise :-) ]) so I'd love to hear from anyone that has used it.
Correct me if I've got this wrong but it seems like PowerShell has enabled a arm's race between VMWare and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (the other week there was a post that showed how to do Quick Migrate a VMware virtual machine from one ESX server to the other Quick Migration for VMware - The Power of PowerShell). Each of them is able to deliver additional great functions to their community without having to wait a year for the next product release cycle. I think this is absolutely great for customers and highlights one of the key advantages of PowerShell - once you've instrumented your product with PowerShell, it enables you to be very agile in the marketplace. That is a clear and present business advantage.
Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Windows Management Partner ArchitectVisit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShellVisit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx
I've been scooped! This is the price you pay for actually trying the software before you blog about it :)
Icomasoft's PowerScripter has been acquired by Devfarm Software in the Summer of 2011, and has been renamed to PowerVI
It can be found here: powerwf.com/.../powerscripter.aspx.
Press Release Here: www.prweb.com/.../prweb8758291.htm
We are very excited about the integration PowerScripter technology with PowerWF products. Devfarm has tightly integrated both with PowerSE PowerShell Script Editor & plus PowerWF - Visual PowerShell (Workflow & PowerShell combined). The integration gives administrators instant ROI, with the wide array of scripts that are included in the box. The integration of Devfarms PowerShell automation tools make easy to extend & customize vSphere to met your needs.