VMware in PowerGUI

You can finally manage VMware ESX and Server from PowerGUI!

VMware PowerShell UI console

Same good stuff:

  • Bulk operations,
  • PowerShell code behind everything you do,
  • Ability to quickly jump from VMs to the actual hosted machine management.

This is really my first take on it so any feedback will be appreciated.

Go get the VMware PowerPack from the PowerGUI library!

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8 Responses to “VMware in PowerGUI”

  1. 1 Schorschi May 12, 2008 at 3:58 am

    I seemed to have deleted the connection object? Under the VMware powerpack I imported. I deleted the powerpack, and reimported, but I still see 0 entries under the connect UI filter view. Any suggestions on how to force re-install of the powerpack or other steps to fix the issue?

  2. 2 dmitrysotnikov May 12, 2008 at 12:01 pm


    No need to reinstall. Just delete the Quest.PowerGUI.VMware.Config.xml file in the PowerGUI profile folder (“C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Quest Software\PowerGUI” on XP/2003 and “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Quest Software\PowerGUI” on Vista/2008).


  3. 3 Dominic Chan August 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Dumb question, but MUST the VI PowerShell, powerGUI, amdlet, and all of its other file be install on the same server as my virtualcenter? Or can they get install on a separate server. Just trying not to install anything on my VC server unless it is 100% necessary

  4. 4 dmitrysotnikov August 8, 2008 at 2:10 pm


    That’s a fair question. And the answer is NO, they all can work with VC remotely, and you can put them on any Windows box in your network.


  5. 5 Dominic Chan August 8, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    ok,i got the powershell on a difference server now(let callit server-powershell). Would it be a good idea to install the powergui on the same server as the one that is hosting the powershell? Also, since the powergui is going to be install on a difference server, does it do some kind of registration to the virtualcenter (call it server-vc) during the install so the plugin option get register? and my local workstation vi client know that it is available and where to d/l it from?

  6. 6 Dominic Chan August 8, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Sorry, one more question. Can powershell/powergui be install on the same server as the vmware remote cli tools?

  7. 7 dmitrysotnikov August 8, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    I would say: install PowerShell, PowerGUI, and all the cmdlets (AD cmdlets, VI Toolkit) on your desktop which has VI Client.

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