morganyang1982
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Methods to "reserve a virtual machine"

I'm currently managing about 100+ virtual machines across various ESXi hosts for our development team. I'm curious if possible to have one developer exclusively reserve a virtual machine and others won't be able to access,shutdown, or reset the virtual machine during that time frame. I'm curious if such a application is available already from vmware or third party.

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It sounds like you're looking for the ability for a developer to check out a VM or set of VMs, do their work on them, and then either check them back in or discards the VM(s).  Is that correct?

VMware had a product called Lab Manager that was geared towards that kind of use.  It has been discountinued and replaced with  vCloud Directory.

Here's some info to look at:  http://www.vmware.com/products/labmanager/overview.html

http://www.vmware.com/products/vcloud-director/overview.html

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/302810

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a nice quick method would be to just create vm folders with permissions for the developer only and migrate the vm in there for the duration that you want to keep a hold on it.

--------------------- Sparrowangelstechnology : Vmware lover http://sparrowangelstechnology.blogspot.com
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