Vizioncore, soon to become the Quest Software Server Virtualization Management Group, released last week vEchoShell 1.2.6 (formerly Virtualization Ecoshell).
vEcoShell is an extension for the Microsoft PowerShell IDE called PowerGUI that Quest offers for free since a long time.
The tool was launched in April 2009 but Vizioncore declared it out of beta only now.
The new version introduces support for VMware vSphere 4.0 Update 1 and a major change in the way connections to ESX and vCenter are handled: now vEcoShell leverages the VMware PowerCLI to interact with the hosts, allowing the script to be executed outside the PowerGUI environment without problems.
The product remains freeware.