PowerShell and VMWare


A powerful combination that can make your day to day administration easier.

Here are links to the tools to begin using powershell with VMWare:

Download and install Powershell: (If you are using Vista SP1 or newer, it's in your "Turn Windows features on or off" section of Control Panel)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6CCB7E0D-8F1D-4B97-A397-47BCC8BA3806&displaylang=en


VI Toolkit: (This gives you the various 'cmdlets' to use with Powershell)

http://www.vmware.com/sdk/vitk_win/index.html


PowerGUI: (A free GUI style script editor, works pretty well for being free)

http://www.powergui.org/index.jspa


VMWare PowerPack: (Free powerpacks for use w/ Virtual Infrastructure)

http://www.powergui.org/entry.jspa?externalID=1802&categoryID=290


Lab Manager PowerPack: (Free lab manager powerpack)

http://www.powergui.org/entry.jspa?externalID=1647&categoryID=290

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