You may have read blogs from my colleagues Mike DiPetrillo, Duncan Epping about the VMware Script-O-Mania contest. The prizes are $2,500 (1st), $1,000 (2nd), and $500(3rd) respectively. The contest ends in March 15, 2010. So act quickly!
“Wait, how can I WIN the prizes?”
Well, first of all, you want to read carefully the criteria. Note that your script is for System Administrators with ESXi. So it could be for initial server set up, health monitoring, trouble shooting, reporting auditing, or anything else that is cool and creative. I suggest you talk to system administrators what REAL PAINS they have, and how they would like to fix the problems.
When you are clear what problems to solve, then let’s move on.
If you are already familiar with PowerCLI and RCLI, you should probably stick with them. You can get helps from VMware Developer Community.
If not, open source VI Java API can help you!
Here are 4 ways the API can do for you to win the $2,500: