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Deploy OVA or OVF in Scalable and Automatic Way: Free VMDeployer 1.2 Released

The VMDeployer Java GUI application is a tool we created for our customers. We use it quite often thus see different requirements coming in and quickly implement them. Within 3 weeks, we now have yet another release and would like to share with the community. Please feel free to register and download it here.

Here are a few features and issues fixed in this 1.2 release:

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1. Automatically generate ovftool command for you. Running ovftool command is easy, but filling the options is hard and time-consuming because there are many different options, some of which heavily depend on your target environments, for example, which datastore to deploy, which network to connect, which host to run, etc., not to mention you may have many ovf properties to include. More often than not, you will have to login into your system to check all these out.

With VMDeployer 1.2, you can simply click to pick most of these info and the tool will generate a ovftool command for you. The tool also detects the underlying OS to get you right path for the ovftool command itself. Even you don’t use this GUI to deploy, have it generate ovftool command can save you quite some time and occasional frustrations.

2. Multiple deployments. You can now deploy more than one VM from sample ovf/ova template, all at once. If you are running a testing environment, it can save you some time. The deployments happen in parallel, and you will see it faster than running ovftool which is serial at best.

3. Multiple network support. Previous two versions support only one network. If you have additional network, you will have to configure it later by yourself with the VMware GUI. This release lists you all the required network name as source and you can pick one and map it to one in your environment.

4. Multiple OVF sections. While deploying one VMware product the other day, I found only partial OVF properties were listed. It turned out the ovf spec had more than one product section, which should be retrieved and combined before presenting on the GUI. This release fixed this bug, and we are pretty confident you won’t miss any ovf properties.

While testing this release, we also have a few other cool features under development. We expect to have next relase in a couple of weeks. Please stay tuned. If you have additional features, please let us know as well.

  1. July 20th, 2017 at 23:39 | #1

    [DoubleCloud] Deploy OVA or OVF in Scalable and Automatic Way: Free VMDeployer 1.2 Released https://t.co/SLKF5X4xE2

  2. July 21st, 2017 at 04:37 | #2

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