Wednesday, September 3, 2008

SearchMyVM-New Google-like Search tool for ESX Server Environments:

Got an email today from VKernel mentioning their new tool. Might be a very good new market for this as in larger environments it can be difficult locating a particual VM. From the email:

"As dynamic virtual environments continue to rapidly grow in size and scope, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find even the most basic information," said Alex Bakman, founder and CEO of VKernel. "Our SearchMyVM virtual appliance enables users to easily query and find the information they are looking for. By making it a free product, we can help IT administrators find information quicker as well as demonstrate how simple all of our virtual appliances are to use and deploy."

You can download the product from
UPDATE: After loading this tool I think all ESX admins are going to find this really handy. Especially those not trying to learn the powershell stuff.
  • Simple appliance import in VC 2.5 in the open OVF format
  • start the appliance, answer question about DHCP or not and time sever (appliance runs Suse Linux)
  • Access the appliance via browswer, add your virtual center server or ESX server
  • see the examples provided or better yet the help area for even more examples

Some quick examples I did: --find a particular vm


vm.cdroms.object.cdroms.connected=true --vms with cd connected

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