VMware embracing Microsoft PowerShell for infrastructure management

Besides all the news VMware introduced during VMworld 2007, the company is also working to introduce new Microsoft Powershell scripting language in upcoming versions of its products.

One VMworld 2007 session reveals (IO30) that the integration is currently under work for the Infrastructure Client, which will be able to manage ESX Server and VMware Server 2.0 at the same time.

Microsoft PowerShell has been recently introduced as foundation part for upcoming Windows Server 2008, and as free-of-charge add-on for Windows Server 2003 as well as Windows XP and Vista.

The new scripting language is designed for enhanced and flexible tasks automation, and Microsoft is already using it to offer automation in new System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007.

VMware adoption of PowerShell would greatly simplify achievement of complex tasks which today require some development capabilities to leverage existing APIs.

VMware also started an official blog about this called VI PowerShell.