VI Toolkit (for Windows) 1.0 Beta

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When I tell you to stay glued to your computer, I mean it. Carter Shanklin announces the beta release of the PowerShell-based VI Toolkit (for Windows). Link: We Are Beta. I won’t speculate on whether PowerShell fanatics are more or less likely to be sitting in front of their computers on a Friday night like Read more...

PowerShell toolkit anticipation builds

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Well, once Carter spilled the beans, everybody is now waiting with bated breath for VMware to release the beta of our new curiously-named VI Toolkit (for Windows). The toolkit is powered by Windows PowerShell, a shell/scripting technology that Microsoft appears to have gotten very right indeed. The VI SDK, while extremely powerful, is not for Read more...

Leveraging the VI3 SDK with .NET

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Link: Leveraging the VI3 SDK with .NET, part one – Understanding the VI3 SDK. The preferred mechanism for programmatically interacting with VI3 is the SDK, not the commands available in the ESX COS [system console -jt] (such as the suite of commands prefixed with "esxcfg" found in /usr/sbin). The SDK is very powerful, and its Read more...

VB programmers are SDK programmers too

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Richard Garsthagen has been burning the midnight oil to hook the VI3 SDK to Visual Basic using web services: Well I am finding out more and more that the VirtualCenter client is by far not using all the actual functionality of the VI3 product. One of the things the SDK does expose is for every Read more...