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September 15, 2010 VMware released version 2.0 of its Project Onya Alpha.

You can download and read more about Project Onyx on the projects home page.
http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vsphere/automationtools/onyx?view=overview

This project is a must have for all PowerCLI geeks 🙂

Project Onyx Alpha Release

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Finally everyone outside the closed beta is now able to get hands on with the cool application Project Onyx.
Thanks to Carter Shanklin

Project overviewGot it from http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/1330-Project-Onyx-Alpha-Release.html

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. Later, this code can be modified and saved into a reusable function or script.

  1. To connect to a server, click the “Connect” icon.
  2. Enter the IP of the vCenter Server on which you want to work and click Connect.
  3. Connect with any of the following clients:For vSphere Client, in the “IP Address” field enter the following address:
    http:// [IP of the machine where Onyx is running] : [listening port]

    For vSphere PowerCLI, run the following command:
    Connect-VIServer [IP of the machine where Onyx is running] -Protocol http
    -Port [listening port] -User [username] -Pass [password]

  4. To start the generation of PowerCLI.NET scripts, click the “Start” icon.
  5. To save the generated script, click the “Save output to file” icon.

You can download Project Onyx Alpha from http://blogs.vmware.com/files/onyx_1.5.3607.25516.zip or http://bit.ly/vmwOnyx15.

To learn how it works please see this video from YouTube.com

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