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Feb 4 2008   3:22PM GMT

VI Perl Toolkit 1.5 Released Jan. 17th 2008

Kutz Profile: Akutz

The latest version (1.5) of the formidable VI Perl Toolkit was released last week. What does the new download hold in store for eager developers? Well:

- Supports connecting to and managing VC 2.5, ESX 3.5, and ESX 3i servers

- Increased supported platform support (that you can install the VI Perl Toolkit on)

- The virtual appliance containing the VI Perl Toolkit is now in Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF)

- A whole new slew of documentation

- A new Web-services library that enables SMASH and CIM management of ESX servers (experimental)

The new version of the toolkit has also fixed some pressing issues lingering from 1.0:

- The scripts finally prompt for passwords so the passwords are not available in process lists.

- Can handle special characters in element names (such as spaces)

For a full list of updates check out VMware’s VI Perl Toolkit 1.5 Release notes. Download the VI Perl Toolkit 1.5 at VMware’s website and start your code engines!

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