#213 Support for VMWare vSphere vCenter

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Matt
Plugins (87)
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2010-05-16
2010-05-16
boby
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Hi all,
First I want to say you've done a pretty terrific job with openQRM. I really like it, and this plugin approach makes it very easily extensible. What I want to ask is, do you have plans to add support for the VMWare vSphere vCenter. it is the new VMWare hypervisor and has lots of options. Basically it is the main controlling application for the most IT departments in the big companies. VMWare have quite a good SDK for connecting and interacting with the server. they have several wrappers for it like vijava API. Basically using the API a plugin for different operating system can be created.

Thus my main question is, do you have any plans of creating such a plugin?

Thanks for the good work, once again.

Discussion

  • Matt
    Matt
    2010-05-20

    Hi boby,

    many thanks for your feature request. We have looked into the Vcenter API already but currently focus more on Xen + KVM.
    Anyway I fully agree with you that a Vcenter integration would be a great feature.

    And yes, we do plan to work on this if there are enough "contributors" who are willing to help us.
    -> would you like to help on this ? ;)

    many thanks + have a great day,

    Matt Rechenburg
    CEO openQRM Enterprise

     
  • boby
    boby
    2010-05-25

    I would like to help , and maybe I will try to do something about it in the near weeks , but it will take me some time, as I am not very good at php and bash scripting

     
  • Matt
    Matt
    2010-05-31

    Hi again boby,

    :) cool. The first what would be needed would be a perl script interfacing with Vsperes perl API to execute the following actions :

    - list all vms
    - create a new vm (here several parameters are required)
    - remove vm
    - list datastore

    From that we can create a new plugin and integrate those commands.

    Many thanks + have a great day,

    Matt Rechenburg
    Project Manager openQRM