VMware VI Toolkit for Windows Beta is now available

The VMware VI Toolkit for Windows Beta is now available for download. The toolkit provides cmdlets for managing, monitoring, automating, and handling life-cycle operations for VMware Infrastructure components – virtual machines, datacenters, storage, networks, etc.

Less experienced administrators can use PowerShell commands included in the VI Toolkit to manage their VMware virtual infrastructure from the command line. Advanced administrators can develop PowerShell scripts that may be reused by other administrators or integrated into other applications.

The VI Toolkit for Windows 1.0 ships with 101 cmdlets: 97 PowerShell-based cmdlets and 4 Microsoft .NET cmdlets for use through PowerShell – The so called Web Service Access Cmdlets.

You can launch the VI Toolkit (for Windows) Console in one of two ways:

  1. From the Start menu, click Programs > VMware > VMware Infrastructure Toolkit > VMware VI Toolkit.
  2. Double-click the desktop icon (if you have chosen the option at installation). The VI Toolkit console window opens in a PowerShell window.

For more information see the VI toolkit for Windows Admin guide or the VMware community discussions. Don’t forget to download and install Windows Powershell before using this toolkit.

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