In many IT departments, the management of virtual machines within VMware vSphere remains with the system administrators. Often, they are directly involved in creating backups, managing snapshots or even creating VMs.
In our first article we already described how ScriptRunner can support the deployment of new VMs. In this UseCase we want to empower the service desk to perform simple VM tasks like starting or stopping a VMware VM itself.
In the video we show how to include the action from the script and how you can include a scripted query that displays all VMs in your VMware vSphere environment. You can select one or more VMs and limit the action to e.g. restart a VM. This frees up system administrators and increases productivity.