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VI Perl Toolkit Utility Applications Reference

Released 10-January-2008

The VMware Infrastructure (VI) Perl Toolkit provides a suite of ready-to-run Utility Applications for administering and managing your virtual datacenter. These VI Perl Toolkit Utility Applications, listed in Table 1, are located in the apps subdirectories of various product installation types:

Virtual Appliance: /usr/local/share/doc/viperltoolkit/apps
Windows Installer:C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware VI Perl Toolkit\Perl\apps

To display usage information, click the application name in the Documentation column of Table 1.

Table 1: VI Perl Toolkit Utility Applications
connect.plConnects to and disconnects from a host.
dsbrowse.plBrowses datastores and lists their attributes.
guestinfo.plLists and customizes attributes of a guest OS on a virtual machine.
hostdiagnostics.plExtracts the specified log from the host of the virtual center.
hostevacuate.plMigrates all virtual machines from one host to another.
hostinfo.plDisplays the processor, network and memory attributes of the hosts.
hostops.plPerforms many operations: add standalone, disconnect, reconnect, enter maintenance mode, exit maintenance mode, reboot, shutdown host, add host, remove host, move host into folder/cluster.
load_session.plLoads a saved session to a host.
save_session.plConnects to a host and saves session state in a file.
sharesmanager.plDisplays or modifies shares for memory, cpu, and disk for specified virtual machines.
snapshotmanager.plCaptures the state of one or more virtual machines into a snapshot.
vdiskcreate.plCreates a new virtual disk on a virtual machine.
vidiscovery.plDisplays the hierarchy of managed virtual entities.
viperformance.plRetrieves performance counters from a host.
viversion.plDisplays all information about the product.
vmclone.plPerforms clone on a virtual machine and customizes operation of virtual machine and guest OS.
vmcontrol.plOperates power-on, power-off, suspend, and reset on the virtual machine; operates reboot, shutdown, and standby on the guest OS.
vmcreate.plCreates virtual machines according to an XML specification file.
vminfo.plLists the properties of the virtual machines.
vmmigrate.plMigrates one or more virtual machines within the current host, or from the current host to another host.
vmreconfig.plReconfigures a virtual machine.
vmregister.plRegisters and unregisters a virtual machine.
vmsnapshot.plCreates snapshots of virtual machines.
vmtemplate.plConverts a virtual machine to a template and template back to a virtual machine.

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Last updated 20-December-2007 5:00 pm