SolarWinds has released a new VM Console. I think it is a nice an handy tool when you don’t want to give away your full vCenter server console or when you don’t have a vCenter server. You can add vCenter server or several hosts to the tool. But when users with restricted right login this tool they will see all Virtual Machines even when they don’t have permission on them. Don’t worry the rights on vCenter server will stand! When the Users don’t have right on the host they won’t see them.
With this tool you can do some basic operations
- Shutdown Guest
- Restart Guest
- Suspend Guest
- Take a snapshot
A nice future that is in the advanced setting is that you can choose what the default behaviour is when a virtual machine is restarted.