Local Plugin Creator

Recently VMware are adding everything into vCenter to be centrally managed, apart from my PowerCLI prompt I think the vSphere Client is the second most launched application on my computer !

Now wouldn’t it be useful if you could add your other management interfaces into the vCenter Client, even if the vendor hasn’t created a plugin…

One App to rule them all, One App to find them,
One App to bring them all and in the vSphere Client bind them.

Sorry, couldn’t resist it.

imageNow with my simple script you can fill out a few text fields and instantly add any URL whether its a local file or on a web server, it can be added to your local vSphere Client.

My “PS Local Plugin Creator” script will add the plugin to your local vSphere Client only and does not touch the vCenter server itself, mainly because I wanted to use it as a client only extension.

I think the app is pretty straight forward and needs no further instructions.

Some useful examples of this are below:

Instant access to VMware Documentation




Veeam Backup


VMware View


Thanks to Eric, Barry and Luc for testing the app.  Thanks also to the guys at xtravirt for there help.

19 thoughts on “Local Plugin Creator

  1. Christopher

    Did anyone come up with an SSH plugin? Like so I can click on my VM and then open an SSH, or better yet a VNC connection to a Linux VM? I’ve been searching around for addons/plugins like this but none work (the RDP one doesn’t work if you have more then one IP bound to the host ) and the VNC one I found is only for VC 2.5. doesn’t work in 4.1.

  2. Arvind


    I am trying to create a plugin for SSH on VSphere client 4.1. Is it possible to create using this plugin creator.

    I just gave a shot but it errored out saying “Sorry your Virtual Infrastructure Client Folder could not be found, please let Virtu-Al know: contact@virtu-al”. The reason is VSphere client is installed on D drive and not on C (Systems Drive).

  3. Virtu-Al


    Yeah I am working on a more advanced one (when I get time) will also add an icon etc, easy enough.

  4. Forbes Guthrie

    Great tool Alan.
    Is there anyway you could add an “all” option to the location field or a tick box above it, which creates an xml file for every view?
    Love it,

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