heybuzzz
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Bigtime Newb question here...Sorry in advance

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So i've been reading for about 6 hours now and seemed to be more confused about all the different tools then before I started... I'm trying to figure out what products are independent from one another and how they work together. So my question is can someone tell me how the below tools work together? I'm on ESX 3.5 X currently...

Virtualization EcoShell + Windows PowerShell + VMware toolkit = One tool

Power GUI + Virtual Power Packs + Windows Power shell = Another tool

I already have Virtual EcoShell installed and really like the feature, but i'm trying to determine if Power GUI with the VMware power pack would give me even more options/features. Or can I still use Virtual Eco PowerShell and import in the Power Packs. Can someone help me clarify if these are truly different tools or are the same?

Thanks and sorry if this is very obvious and I'm just missing the boat.

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LucD
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For the time being it's a matter of personal choice.

The intention of the EcoShell is to specialise in virtualisation platforms.

Perhaps in some future releases the differences will become more explicit.

VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI is one of the automation tools VMware provides.

The other one is intended for Perl users and is called VMware vSphere™ CLI.


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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LucD
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You can import PowerGui powerpacks in the EcoShell.

The EcoShell started of from PowerGui but is slowly going it's own way.

But on the level of powerpacks they are still compatible.


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

heybuzzz
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Great, thanks! That's what I thought, but justed wanted to make sure . Do most people use both or just choose one and stick with it? Also, is there any instructions out there to install the powerpacks into ecoshell.

Lastly, is Power CLI just VMwares command line front end?

Thanks

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LucD
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For the time being it's a matter of personal choice.

The intention of the EcoShell is to specialise in virtualisation platforms.

Perhaps in some future releases the differences will become more explicit.

VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI is one of the automation tools VMware provides.

The other one is intended for Perl users and is called VMware vSphere™ CLI.


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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heybuzzz
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LucD thanks for all your help! I like EcoShell so I'll probably stick with it for now. Just need to import/dload some of the power packs...

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