Plug It In, Plug It In! – vCenter Client Plug-ins You Should Be Using

Plug It In!

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I Calm across the “Must-have VMware infrastructure plug-ins” post earlier today and got to thinking what plug-ins I’d recommend.

Turns out, that my recommendations would not differ too much, I consider these Must Haves:

– Update Manager (included)
Storage VMotion. From Andrew at H9Labs
PowerGUI. This may not be for everyone, but I do script quite a bit.
Console. – Also quite useful for troubleshooting a pesky problem from the cli that is otherwise difficult to do from the VI client itself.

There are quite a few others out there, most of them listed on the plug-in page. If you’re into writing your own, that can also be done using the VMware guide.