A. Mikkelsen VMware ESX scripts, commands, tools and other nice to know things that will make your virtualization days easier!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Copy to and run any file from your host to all VM’s in a single script

Filed under: Scripting,Tools — Tags: , , , — A. Mikkelsen @ 20:57 pm

Today i came across a post on Yellowbricks.com about the VIX API.

Duncan writes about how he was able to copy a file (vb script) from his labtop to all his VM’s in a single script, and then execute the script on all VM’s from the same script – and much much more.
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This got me thinking, the possebilities are endless 😉

  • Install MSI packages in your VM without the use of SMS.
  • Start/stop services based om a script or other thinks.
  • Copy a file to/from a VM to the host that executes the script – like config or log files.
  • etc….

The VIX API run not only on ESX but also on Workstation and Server versions.

So now i just have to find the time to get cracking on some code…..

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