New admin Fling : Boomerang
Yesterday came out a new fling from VMware labs, namely Boomerang.
You can visit the official page and get more info here http://labs.vmware.com/flings/boomerang
This new fling is really just a client to connect to multiple vCenter and/or ESX in order list virtual machines and let’s do some actions such as PowerOn / PowerOff / Suspend /Reset / Start a VMRC console.
When you start it, once your vCenter / ESX added, the first view is synthetic and practical enough to see everything, since VMs are grouped into large pack (in our case groups are by 73 VM):
Next, if you select a virtual machine, you’ll be able to do some actions :
- Launch VMRC
In the end, this fling is useful from the moment you’re not using actions but the proposed ones. If you need so, the vSphere client and a connection to vCenter will be mandatory.
But otherwise it’s pretty cool to be able to quickly access a VM console, especially since the tool is very reactive! Need now is the research and management of two-factor authentication, and it will nice and shiny ^ ^