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VMDeployer 1.4 Released: Light Weight GUI to Deploy and Backup Your VMs

August 1st, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

When version 1.2 was released, I had almost finished the work on 1.3. Then, I got a few interesting ideas and quickly implemented them altogether. Instead of releasing 1.3, I’d pull things together for 1.4 release.

Here are a few highlights in this version 1.4:

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1. Export an existing VM to local file system. This feature makes this GUI tool more in par with ovftool which can do both import and import. Now this tiny GUI can do that same. It makes me to think whether we should change the name. With this feature, you can quickly pick a VM and back it up with a click.

2. Open VMRC after deployment. We added one more checkbox for users to select whether they want to open VM consoles to the newly deployed VMs. This is very important in the sense that you now have end to end user experience without leaving this tiny and super fast application. Of course, you need to install VMware VMRC first, which is pretty straight forward and easy.

3. Open VMRC to any existing VMs. This feature goes beyond the importing and exporting of OVF/OVA, but empower users to use the VMs easily and quickly. You can also open consoles to many VMs which can easily filtered with any string as part of the name or path. You got to use it by yourself for the convenience.

4. Create a new folder in application. If you want to have a new folder for deploying VMs, you have to go to the vSphere Web Client to create one. Now with 1.4, you can simply click a button with plus sign and create a new folder in place, and immediately deploy new VMs into it.

5. Deploy to cluster. Asked by a friend last week, I quickly implemented it overnight and it worked pretty well. With the cluster support, we have fewer items in the drop down list to pick for compute target. For the standalone hosts, they continue to show up as individual targets.

Packed with nice features and a few bug fixes, 1.4 release surpasses the ovftool in terms of features. Don’t take my word – try it out yourself here.

  1. August 1st, 2017 at 01:09 | #1

    [DoubleCloud] VMDeployer 1.4 Released: Light Weight GUI to Deploy and Backup Your VMs https://t.co/1S5XIsQ7PH

  2. August 1st, 2017 at 03:08 | #2

    VMDeployer 1.4 Released: Light Weight GUI to Deploy and Backup Your VMs https://t.co/8FNK23YErZ #VMTN

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