Over on youtube.com the Product Manager for VMware’s PowerCLU (aka PowerShell for VMware) has an interesting demo of the beta product called “Onyx”. What does Onyx do for you? Well, do you remember years ago that before VBA, applications like Word/Excel would “macro recorder”. You could carry out tasks and the macro recorder would create all those codes for you without having to type it all in, or having to learn complicated syntax.
Well, imagine that with the vSphere Client and the output being raw powersHell you could just cut and paste into a PS1 file and re-use. It's pretty darn neat. I can tell you, especially if, like me, you have been trying to navigate the complexities of the SDK with its Managed Object Types, Data Object Types, Enumerated Types, and Methods.
You can see a quick demo of Onyx in the youtube video below. A more extensive demo can be seen at VMworld, which is on Tuesday of next week, between 12:00-5.30 (VM2241). If you bring your business card, you will be put in the lottery to have you be part of the beta testing group.