VMware LabManager PowerPack

While I am in the mood for reviewing the goodies from the PowerGUI extensions library, here’s another useful pack for VMware users – LabManager PowerPack by Mark Kilfoil.

You can use it to bulk-manage LabManager workspaces and perform various actions on the machines: Power On, Power Off, Suspend, Resume, Reset, Snapshot, Revert, Shut Down, and even open Remote Desktop Session.

Managing VMware LabManager from PowerGUI and PowerShell

The cool thing about the pack (besides its usefulness :)) is that LabManager as it is does not actually expose PowerShell cmdlets. Instead Mark is using remote web-service SOAP interface from his PowerShell code. Because all PowerGUI packs are open source – just XML files with PowerShell code publicly posted in the library – there’s quite some code in this pack to learn a few tricks here.

The LabManager pack is available here.

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