Vizioncore's Scott Herold announced the release of version 1.2.6 of its vEcoShell, now available on the company's community Downloads Page. If you haven't tried it yet, go give it a shot. The really interesting thing here is that you don't need to have a lot of scripting experience to use PowerCLI example scripts found on the Web.
The product is no longer Beta. This is the company's first stable release and is now fully compatibility with VMware PowerCLI 4.0 U1. vEcoShell will remain Freeware. And even though it is now a stable release, it will only continue to have a community-based support policy.
What's New with 1.2.6:
Complete PowerPack rewrite to fully support VMware PowerCLI 4.0 U1
Changes in how connections to multiple vCenter or ESX Servers are managed. In previous versions, vEcoShell maintained all session management and required custom code in nearly all of it's scripts to function properly. These scripts could not run externally to vEcoShell, so the PowerShell Code tab provided limited value.
vEcoShell now lets PowerCLI manage all connections.
Nearly every script that is in vEcoShell today can be run externally. Simply copy a code block from the "PowerShell Code" tab after a script has completed and paste it into the script editor. After running the Connect-VIServer command in the console window, the copied funciton will run just as it does in the admin console.
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