VMware will launch Powershell-powered VI Toolkit beta program this month

In September 2007 VMware revealed that was working to integrated Microsoft Powershell technology into VirtualCenter.

Now the company finally seems ready to show the early results of this integration, and announces the opening of the VI Toolkit for Windows (Powershell powered) beta program for this March.

There’s a certain irony in this since Microsoft created its System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), which is going to compete with VirtualCenter, exactly on top of Powershell and VMware Product Manager Carter Shanklin says:

…at least 3 different people working on the PowerShell lab for over 3 hours each. Considering all the great sessions and other labs offered at VMworld Europe, this is really a testament to how important PowerShell is going to be for system management in the coming years…

While waiting for the beta program to open, readers may want to see the instructions for the Automating VMware with PowerShell hands-on lab presented at VMworld Europe 2008.