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VMWare Infra Perl Toolkit Stable or not ?

Hello,

I have a question about the VMWare Infra Perl Toolkit : is there a list of 100% stable perl scripts? Scripts usable in production environment ?

I exactly want to know if the svmotion script is usable un production environment.

Best regards.

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lamw
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Yes the svmotion.pl is VMware script and it should be fully supported, you can always double check with VMware if you have a support contract. You can also use an unsupported VI Client plugin written by Andrew Kutz, many users have used it without much hassle: http://vmblog.com/archive/2008/06/15/andrew-kutz-releases-1-0-version-of-vmware-svmotion-plug-in.asp...

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William Lam

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Steve_Jin
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I think no one can claim 100% stable scripts.

Here are some links you can find useful scripts/sample code for your reference:

http://www.vmware.com/communities/content/developer/samplecode/

http://communities.vmware.com/community/developer/utilities?view=documents

William Lam has a pretty good collection of script at http://engineering.ucsb.edu/~duonglt/vmware/

Note: None of the above has claimed 100% stability. Use them at your own risks.

Steve JIN, VMware Engineering

Creator of VMware Infrastructure Java API. VI Java API 2.0 --- 15 times faster than AXIS in loading, 4+ faster in deserialization; only 1/4 of the size required by AXIS. More importantly, the freedom to redistribute your applications. (Download, Samples, DocWiki, RSS Feed)

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lamw
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Along with Steve's comments, you also can check out the default set of utilities provided by VMware and the VI Perl Toolkit: http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/viperltoolkit/viperl15/doc/perl_toolkit_utilities_idx.html

These scripts are very useful and will probably provide you a way to automate the majority of your tasks. If you need further customization you can use these as a source of reference and it's a great way to learn about the VI API and developing your own scripts.

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William Lam

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VMware ESX/ESXi scripts and resources at:

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CopperName
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Thanks for your answers and details.

You speak about script downloadable on this web site http://www.vmware.com/communities/content/developer/samplecode/ and about script listed here http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/viperltoolkit/viperl15/doc/perl_toolkit_utilities_idx.html ; but no one is about svmotion.pl (to migrate a powered VM). Do you have informations aboutsafetyof this VI Perl Toolkit Utility Application ? Is it supported by the hot line ?

Best regards.

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lamw
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Yes the svmotion.pl is VMware script and it should be fully supported, you can always double check with VMware if you have a support contract. You can also use an unsupported VI Client plugin written by Andrew Kutz, many users have used it without much hassle: http://vmblog.com/archive/2008/06/15/andrew-kutz-releases-1-0-version-of-vmware-svmotion-plug-in.asp...

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William Lam

VMware vExpert 2009

VMware ESX/ESXi scripts and resources at:

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CopperName
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Thanks a lot.

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heyitspablo
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The VI Perl Toolkit utilites are supported by VMware Global Support Services as per policy, please note they can only help with installation and testing of utilities,,,, for help with script debuggin' forums might be the best place.. Smiley Wink

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Pablo

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