Vizioncore announced an updated version of its free Virtualization EcoShell tool, a freeware desktop application that enables IT administrators to unlock the full potential of their virtual infrastructure and reduce the daily operating costs of managing multi-platform environments.
Fostered and supported by The Virtualization EcoShell Initiative (VESI) – an online community-driven Web site sponsored by Vizioncore – the Virtualization EcoShell is enhanced by the participation of community members through the exchange of new ideas, value-add services and extensible scripts. The tool is used in conjunction with Microsoft Windows PowerShell and Quest Software’s PowerGUI application.
It can be used to develop and execute complex scripts within a VMware VI 3.5 and vSphere 4.0 environment.
But with the latest version, the tool is expanding to add additional support for virtualization – specifically, VMware’s competition – support has been added for Microsoft’s Hyper-V platform.
Version 1.2.0 includes the following new features:
- Charts Tab allowing users to graph any information presented in the grid view using various chart formats
- Best Practices Filters allow customers to easly perform daily checks of common misconfigurations
- Custom Attribute Manager allows users to view all custom attributes and quickly modify custom attribute values against multiple entities
- Hyper-V PowerPack allowing administrators to manage indivdual Microsoft Hyper-V installations using PowerShell
To learn more and to download, visit: The Virtualization EcoShell Initiative Downloads Page.