VMware betas virtual management toolkit

VMware betas virtual management toolkit

VI Toolkit for Windows debuts

Server virtualisation pioneer VMware has started beta testing its Virtual Infrastructure (VI) Toolkit for Windows, which allows administrators to automate many of the management processes for virtual environments.

VI Toolkit for Windows provides a command line interface for the automation of repetitive tasks such as snapshots, moving large numbers of virtual machines from one virtual switch to another, or reporting and monitoring across an organisation's entire virtual infrastructure.

The VI toolkit for Windows is designed specifically for system administrators and VMware claimed that this has minimised the amount of training users need to undertake to become proficient at using the toolkit.

A full release is pencilled in for the second half of 2008.