How-To: Reset All Settings

There may come a time when you want to start over again as though you have a fresh install of vmCLIpboard, vmProcessStrobe or vmProcessStrobeWeb. To reset all settings, just follow the instructions below.

For vmCLIpboard and vmProcessStrobe, hold down one of the Shift keys while the application is starting. You’ll get a clean launch as though it was the first run after installation. Upon exiting the application, you will be asked whether or not you want to follow through with the reset of all settings. Answer Yes to save your fresh start or No to revert back to the previous configuration.

For vmProcessStrobeWeb, the procedure is a bit different because it is running as a server capable of hosting many users simultaneously. The first step is to notify all users to disconnect. The next step is for the Stand Alone version only and that is to stop the daemon/service. For either version, the next step is to locate the vmProcessStrobeWeb.db file and delete it. The location of that file will depend on your operating system. It is in /home/user for Linux, \user\AppData\Roaming for Windows and /Users/user/Library/Application Support for OS X. In each case, user is to be replaced by the user id under which vmProcessStrobeWeb is run. For the Stand Alone version, restart the daemon/service. The next user to connect will be walked through the online configuration again, just like the first time.

2013 Release 2 – Suite of Software for VMware

Our software suite for VMware has been updated to support the latest versions of the entire VMware family of server and workstation products. vmCLIpboard, vmProcessStrobe and vmProcessStrobeWeb also have more refined dialogs and minor tweaks to improve stability and performance on Windows, OS X and the most popular Linux distributions.

How-To: Easily Add Many VMware Hosts

For those of you managing many VMware hosts, there is an easy way to add large groups of them to vmCLIpboard, vmProcessStrobe and vmProcessStrobeWeb. In the Add Remote Hosts dialog that is common to all of our products for VMware, the “Name or IP” field can handle a range of IP addresses. Instead of entering just one IP address, enter the first three octets as usual but make the fourth a range using a hyphen to separate the beginning and end of the range. In the example we have defined a range of one hundred IP address. The first IP address is and the last is If your typical VMware server hosts ten virtual machines then we just added 1,000 virtual machines with a single entry.

Hopefully you found this How-To post to be helpful. If there are other ways we can help to improve your productivity, please let us know.

vmCLIpboard 2013 Release 1

vmCLIpboard 2013 Release 1
vmCLIpboard 2013 Release 1 has a simplified toolbar to ease the learning curve for new users, an extended menu system that allows for better management of your built commands and execution activity, and improved support for the VMware CLIs (Command Line Interfaces). In addition to the visible improvements, we have continued to refine vmCLIpboard. Our effort to increase stability across each operating system platform, maximize performance and minimize system resource utilization continues with each new release.

vmCLIpboard 2012 Release 2

vmCLIpboard 2012 Release 2 has improved thread management for simultaneously executing VMware CLI (Command Line Interface) commands with greater efficiency across a large number of VMware servers. The ability to cancel any batch of commands, whether running sequentially or simultaneously, is now available. Many refinements and a few bug fixes are also included in this release.

vmCLIpboard 2012 Release 1

As of vmCLIpboard 2012 Release 1, we have moved to a simpler licensing model where there are just two versions, free or licensed. The licensed version makes professional and enterprise level features available to those who frequently work with multiple virtual machines or manage a network of servers hosting virtual machines. Licenses are available for Windows, OS X, Linux and a combination of all three for our cross-platform users.

This release adds support for VMware vSphere 5.1, VMware Workstation 9.0.1, VMware Fusion 5.0.2, version 1.12 of the VMware VIX API and version 5.1 of the VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit along with the usual updates and refinements.

Enjoy the free, more powerful version of vmCLIpboard and the great new features in the licensed version, especially those geared towards helping to manage virtual machines across many servers.

vmCLIpboard 2011 Release 1.4 – Personal Edition

Fixes and refinements that improve ease of use for newcomers to VMware make up the bulk of this minor update to vmCLIpboard.

vmCLIpboard 2011 Release 1.3 – Personal Edition

The automatic update notification system and user interface are enhanced and support for VMware Workstation 8.0.2 is added in this minor update to vmCLIpboard.

vmCLIpboard 2011 Release 1.2 – Personal Edition

Our first minor update to vmCLIpboard in 2012 improves resource utilization on both ends of the spectrum. For laptops and desktops with slow processors and little memory, vmCLIpboard uses as few processing cycles and as little memory as possible. For workstations and servers with lots of processing power and plenty of memory, vmCLIpboard will take advantage of those resources to maximize performance.

The latter improvement is in preparation for the Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition of vmCLIpboard, both of which will handle parallel processing of CLI (Command Line Interface) commands using a separate thread for each VMware host. Hosts can be remote, such as VMware ESXi and VMware Server, or local, such as VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion. By managing parallel processes using separate threads, CLI commands can be executed simultaneously across hundreds of servers. The only significant limitation is the processing power of the workstation, or server, where vmCLIpboard is run. For those VMware administrators that want to minimize the elapsed time required to execute CLI commands across many, or all, of their servers, the Professional and Enterprise Editions of vmCLIpboard will prove to be valuable tools.

vmCLIpboard 2011 Release 1.1 – Personal Edition

This minor update adds further refinement to vmCLIpboard, especially in terms of accessibility.