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Andrew Kutz Releases 1.0 Version of VMware SVMotion Plug-In

Andrew Kutz brought us the first round of VMware VirtualCenter Plug-Ins and his own "How-To" document before VMware launched their own.  Now, Andrew has updated one of his more popular Plug-Ins, releasing version 1.0 of the SVMotion plug-in.  It is available on SourceForge at

Andrew notified me that 1.0 includes the following new features:

  • No longer counts RDM files against datastore size, fixing the bug that plagued the last version.
  • SVMotion operations against templates are not supported since VMware does not support them.
  • Added tool tips that explain why a relocation cannot take place
  • Automatically registers itself upon installation so you don't have to enable it inside the VI client.
  • All SVMotion events write out a log, enabling better understanding of what went wrong in case of an error.
  • Aside from the library that loads the plug-in, all of VMware's internal code has been replaced with the VI Toolkit for .NET.
  • The project is now supported by almost 20 unit tests, helping to ensure fewer bugs and greater stability.
  • The unit tests can be expanded to include testing for a system-resource supported number of servers since they use mock testing designed to work with the VI Toolkit for .NET.
  • The project is now built using NAnt, which allows nightly builds of the source, creates distributions, and builds the MSI installer.

Thanks to Andrew for the notification and for continuing to help support the community.

Published Sunday, June 15, 2008 5:31 PM by David Marshall
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