Microsoft System Center 2012 Integration Pack for VMware vSphere

Microsoft has released an integration pack for VMware vSphere for System Center 2012 Orchestrator. This add-on allows you to automate actions in VMware vSphere via a common platform. The Integration Pack includes the following activities:

  • Add Network Adapter
  • Add VM Disk
  • Clone Linux VM
  • Clone Windows VM
  • Create VM
  • Customize VM
  • Delete VM
  • Get Cluster Properties
  • Get Datastore Capacity
  • Get Hosts
  • Get Resource Pool Runtime Info
  • Get Resource Pools
  • Get VM List
  • Get VM Properties
  • Get VM Status
  • Migrate VM
  • Move VM
  • Reconfigure VM
  • Reset VM
  • Revert VM Snapshot
  • Set Guest Info Variables
  • Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image
  • Set VM Networks
  • Start VM
  • Stop VM
  • Suspend VM
  • Take VM Snapshot
  • Maintenance Mode
  • Get Host Properties
  • Get Host Datastores

This integration pack includes the following features:

  • The Get Hosts activity now returns, in the published data, the state of the Host in the cluster, such as running or maintenance mode.
  • The Clone VM activity now does not show the datastore or hosts in object’s subscription list which aren’t available. Previously all datastores / hosts were returned, now only the available ones are returned.
  • New timeout field added to the options menu for all VMware vSphere activities. If no value is given, this will default to 100 seconds.
  • Support added for ESX 4.1 and as a result adding support for Windows 7 Guest Operating Systems as well as other operating systems, as below:
    • The 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7
    • The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2
    • The 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows

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