As 2011 comes to an end and the holidays approach quickly… it just felt right to thank the fast-growing vCO user community with a set of new shiny toys. Not to mention that, like people with children know all too well, we've heard these requests over and over again throughout the year… 😉
So on this holiday note, we are extremely pleased to release four new plug-ins that should help you achieve your 2012 cloud automation resolutions!
1. The first one is the VMware vCenter Orchestrator SQL Plug-In. Who hasn't had a need to automate operations on database tables and records? Well, now you can do so without actually having to write any SQL statements.
2. The second is the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy. Considering the move to a stateless ESXi architecture? If so then this plug-in is definitely for you.
3. Third is the vCenter Orchestrator Multi-Node Plug-In. As you increase the scale or geographical reach of your automation solutions, you may need to deploy more vCO server instances. In that case, this new plug-in makes it a lot easier to manage several vCO instances from a single point.
4. And last but not least… is the vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for Microsoft Windows PowerShell! It lets you leverage your existing PowerShell and PowerCLI scripts and opens up so many new capabilities… that we'll need several postings to tell you all about it 😉 So be on the lookout for additional articles on this topic very soon. In the meantime, we obviously encourage you to take it for a first spin.
For additional information on these new plug-ins and to download them, please visit the following sites:
- VMware vCenter Orchestrator SQL Plug-In: release notes, documentation and download
- VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy: release notes, documentation and download
- VMware vCenter Orchestrator Multi-Node Plug-In: release notes, documentation and download
- VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for Microsoft Windows PowerShell: release notes, documentation and download
We hope that these new plug-ins will keep you occupied during the holidays. Seriously, we'd actually prefer that everyone took a well-deserved break, but we know how hard it is not to play with new technology 😉
So on this note, the entire vCO team wishes you the very best for the holidays and 2012.
PS. As always, you can find documentation on vCO and all available plug-ins on the vCO Documentation site.