Automation Suite 2013 Release 4 for VMware

Support for VMware Workstation 10, VMware Fusion 6, Windows 8.1, OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander has been added to vmCLIpboard, vmProcessStrobe and vmProcessStrobeWeb. There are also refinements throughout and a few bug fixes.

Enjoy all the great new platforms!

VMware Workstation 10 and VMware Fusion 6

VMware Fusion VMware Workstation
With the releases of VMware Workstation 10 and VMware Fusion 6 come updated VMware VIX and VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit APIs. We are eager to update our Automation Suite for VMware with support for the new APIs but must wait until VMware publishes updated documentation.

Stay tuned for new virtualization features in the coming weeks . . .

Automation Suite 2013 Release 3 for VMware

vmCLIpboard, vmProcessStrobe and vmProcessStrobeWeb now support our new licensing model that adds simplicity, freedom and value. Visit Independence Day brings Freedom for Our Users for the details. This release includes the usual fixes and refinements along with support for the latest beta versions of VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion.

For power users and VMware administrators, our Automation Suite for VMware is now available at just $199. It includes all three of our software automation products for VMware.

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

AddRemoteHosts
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 192.168.1.100-199 we have defined a range of one hundred IP address. The first IP address is 192.168.1.100 and the last is 192.168.1.199. 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.

vmProcessStrobe/vmProcessStrobeWeb 2013 Release 1

vmProcessStrobe 2013 Release 1
vmProcessStrobe 2013 Release 1 and vmProcessStrobeWeb 2013 Release 1 continue to be refined with each new release. We have increased their stability on each operating system platform and improved performance while reducing the utilization of system resources. Both products have even easier to understand dialogs and vmProcessStrobe 2013 Release 1 has a simplified toolbar in an effort to make each product easier to learn for new users.