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icomasoft Launches VI PowerScripter Professional

icomasoft launches VI PowerScripter Professional. This new generation tool delivers best-of-breed management capabilities for VMware environments and substantial time-savings to IT administrators.

icomasoft today announced the release of its new icomasoft VI PowerScripter Professional to define the next generation of integrated, best-of-breed management of VMware environments. This first release of VI PowerScripter Professional delivers market-leading management capabilities for VMware ESX and VirtualCenter Servers. It allows to rapidly addressing management and compliance requirements across the virtual infrastructure.

Functions and Features

VI PowerScripter Professional includes an integrated scheduler for the automation of management tasks in VMware, a functionality that the VMware community has been looking for. Another important enhancement is a built-in wizard that guides users through script management and scheduling tasks, eliminating human errors in routine jobs.

The newest version of this product also includes SSH CmdLet for file copy and command execution on SSH servers, such as VMware ESX, Linux, Solaris, as well as Network and Storage systems. VI PowerScripter Professional is based upon Microsoft’s de-facto standard “PowerShell” and integrates seamlessly into VMware. All authentications and permission are inherited and, therefore, no additional login procedures are required. With VI PowerScripter Professional customers can use native VirtualCenter scheduled tasks functions and execute VI PowerShell scripts through dynamically created context menus. The product is capable of handling VM or host-based scripts locally and from network shares as well as to automate and control VMware Consolidated Backups.

VI PowerScripter Professional is a major enhancement of VMware ESX and VirtualCenter functionality. It includes a templates repository for the most common VI management tasks, such as “setup and delete virtual switches and port groups”, “change of root passwords on ESX hosts”, “restart of host-based VirtualCenter agents”, “disconnect virtual drives”, search and display of VMware log files, various statistics, etc. For compliance purposes all VI PowerScripter activities are recorded in a log file.

IT administrators strive for efficiency and confidence in their operating environment and understand that highly automated management tasks substantially reduce their workload while ensuring compliance with regulations and best-practices. “We deliver comprehensive and fully integrated plugin software for VMware, with a leading-edge architecture that enables us to develop PowerScripter well beyond its current functionalities,” says Diego A. Boscardin, CEO of icomasoft and goes on:

“This initial release of VI PowerScripter includes best-of-breed management features for virtual infrastructures and is an important milestone in the delivery of our advanced datacenter intelligence strategy.We want to help our customers be confident in a secure and efficient operation of their virtual infrastructure.”

Customer Benefits

According to feedback from the Virtualization Community during the beta phase, IT administrators can save up to two hours per day by using VI PowerScripter Professional for scheduling and automating their routine administration tasks. Moreover, the product simplifies monitoring and analysis, and provides the foundation for accurate billing and accounting. The fact that VI PowerScripter Professional does not require additional login procedures and permission settings adds to the security of the operational environments. Users will experience the familiar look and feel of VMware management console and do not need to get trained. An included templates repository ensures that customers will benefit from a wide range of best-practice scripts and a quick ROI. Custom-made scripts can be ordered from icomasoft’s consulting services.

Licensing and Availability

icomasoft VI PowerScripter Professional is now available and can be purchased directly from icomasoft. The downloadable full version provides a 15-days trial period. The product sells at € 285.00 per administrator console, including 1st-year maintenance and support. Volume discounts are available. For more information, please visit:

http://www.icomasoft.com/products/vi-powerscripter.html

Published Thursday, October 30, 2008 5:01 AM by David Marshall
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