Last week VMware announced vSphere Mobile Watchlist, this is a mobile phone app for iOS and Android devices that enables you to work with virtual machines, create custom lists or watchlists to monitor and control your VMs.
Add to this the ability to search, bookmark and send on KB articles from the mobile device and this app comes in very handy for quickly troubleshooting your virtual machines.
vSphere Mobile Watchlist give us the following abilities from the app:
- Easily Create VM Watchlists: Search for and select a subset of VMs from your VMware vCenter Server inventory to monitor in one or multiple watchlists.
- VMs at a glance: Review the status of selected Watchlist VMs from your device including VM state, configuration details, resource usage, health alerts, view of the VM console, and related objects.
- Discover: VM alerts are linked to pertinent diagnostic information from the VMware Knowledge Base, as well as articles from the Web.
- Remediate Remotely: Remediate problems directly from the phone by powering on/off, suspending, or restarting VMs — or for situations where on-site remediation is required, attach the VM alert(s) along with recommended solutions in an email to team members back at the datacenter.
Watch it in action
Watch me controlling my home lab with the app from my iPhone below.