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February, 2008

February 28, 2008  10:58 PM

Embed SSH connections to ESX with console plug-in

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Fellow blogger Andrew Kutz has done it again with his release of the integrated SSH plug-in for use in the VMware Infrastructure Client (VIC). This plug-in saves ESX administrators the hassle of launching Putty or another mechanism to start a session to the ESX host. Details on the...

February 27, 2008  3:17 PM

Quickly adding VirtualCenter 2.5 network redundancy

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

When VirtualCenter (VC) 2.5 was released, I, like many others, started on a path to migrate to the new version for my VMware implementation. After the VC installation, my ESX hosts, which had only one network interface,...

February 21, 2008  8:33 PM

KACE introduces a virtual appliance for systems management

Megan Santosus Profile: Msant

The advent of virtualization has created a burgeoning market for systems management tools that can handle the complexities of virtualized environments. Now along comes KACE Networks Inc. with a systems management tool with a virtual twist: The...

February 20, 2008  9:33 PM

VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Plugin and Extension Programming Guide

Kutz Profile: Akutz

The VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Plugin and Extension Programming Guide - Revision 1 is now available at This document is not sponsored or supported by VMware in any way. In fact, an excerpt...

February 14, 2008  3:56 PM

Storage VMotion through the VI client

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

The VMware Infrastructure client allows for plug-ins for third party applications and other enhancements. Andrew Kutz of lostcreations has released a plug-in for Storage VMotion that you can use outside of the VirtualCenter Remote Command Line...

February 12, 2008  3:44 PM

Importing the VMware Infrastructure Remote CLI virtual appliance

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

The VI3 Remote CLI (command line interface) virtual appliance (VA) is provided by VMware to perform Virtual Center tasks that you cannot do in the interface, or for tasks that you want to script for automation. The Remote CLI is...

February 4, 2008  3:23 PM

Pre and post backup scripts for VMware Server 1.0.4

Kutz Profile: Akutz

So I use BackupPC for a lot of my SMB backup needs. For my money it is the best open-source backup program hands-down. However, one of the problems that I have run into is when I backup my VM directories on VMware Server systems, the VMs sometimes go...

February 4, 2008  3:22 PM

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...

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