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Onyx 2.0 is here!

We just released Onyx 2.0.

If you haven’t heard of Onyx before – it’s a tool that generates code based on the mouse clicks you make in the vSphere Client. Onyx makes it easy to see what is happening behind the covers and can help with development of scripts and automation solutions.

Here are the new features at a glance:

  • More output formats – the new output formats are: raw SOAP messages, C#, and vCO JavaScript code.
  • Easier to start – you can launch vSphere Client and PowerCLI directly from Onyx.
  • New settings – you can configure which methods are ignored via the Settings dialog.
  • Support for vSphere 4.1 – the new methods introduced in vSphere 4.1 API are available in the ouput.
  • Many “invisible” changes – bug fixes, performance improvements, etc.

You can download and try the new release right away.

The PowerCLI Universe @ VMworld Tech Exchange


Monday August 30th 2010

Tech Exchange for Developers

vSphere PowerCLI Engineering will walk the audience through PowerCLI and reveal
some really cool things happening with PowerCLI and Onyx

Vladimir G.                                                            Yavor B.

Vladimir G. VMware vSphere R&D Manager                Yavor B. VMware
vSphere R&D Manager

Session IDL PPC-11

Session Title: Automating vSphere Management using PowerCLI and

Tuesday and Thursday


Alan R and Luc D blow the doors out of the event. Due to overwhelming
popularity this session has been repeated. Show up early seating is
limited, and dont miss out.

Session ID: TA6944

Session Title: PowerCLI is for Administrators !


LAB26 – VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI

This lab will provide hands on training for scripting a VMware
environment. The goal is to provide all the tools needed to automate,
integrate, and extend VMware vCenter™ for your environment. Attendees
will use the Microsoft PowerShell based PowerCLI for scripting VMware
vCenter™ and ESX. They’ll walk away from the lab with a better
understanding of VMware Infrastructure, resources for using the toolkit,
and a variety of scripts for performing common administrative tasks.
Exercises will cover performing tasks based on VM attributes, performing
actions on many VMs at a time, and exporting performance data. This lab
does not require programming or scripting experience.

Lab Captain: Alton Yu

PowerCLI Booth

We will also have a booth dedicated to managing vSphere with PowerCLI
and the vSphere APIs. Come and meet our Booth Representatives
(Sorry folks not what you think) The booth will be staffed with most of
the engineering teams from the core SDK / API groups.


City wide disruptions (PowerCLI Party)

We are planning on getting together on Monday night. Its looking like
it will be the 21st Amendment. Stand by for more details.

Get-HeadsUp | Register-TechnologyExchange@VMword2010

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet part of the
genuine Vmware PowerCLI team live!


Two parts session focuses on PowerCLI and Onyx.


More than 230 PowerShell cmdlets, along with
documentation and samples in version 4.1.

Tips and tricks – the art of being efficient managing


Hands-on lab: VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI


Bright new Onyx version with tons of fresh, cool
features. For those who don’t know, Onyx is a standalone application that
serves as a proxy between the vSphere Client and the vCenter Server. It
monitors the network communication between them and translates it into an
executable PowerShell code. You will be the first to see it before even its
official release!