Automate VMware Events
The ActiveBatch Extension for VMware are Job Steps that allow data center users and developers the ability to more easily deploy and maintain virtual systems while incorporating them within workflows that can contain applications, databases, technologies and platforms inside or outside of the VMware infrastructure.
The ActiveBatch VMware Library incorporates the complete set of VMware events for improved operation control. VMware events (such as Power Up/Down, Reboot, etc.) can trigger ActiveBatch Plans and/or Jobs to perform a myriad of different tasks offering improved flexibility in utilizing virtual machine resources by performing on-demand processing that would otherwise require polling and incur time delays. VMware events are just one of a number of event classes (e.g. File, WMI, Email, MSMQ, Web Services, DB Trigger, etc) that are supported by ActiveBatch.
ActiveBatch also supports the automatic provisioning of virtual resources via VMware, thus allowing ActiveBatch to "intelligently" provision virtual machines on the fly without the need to manually insert VMware Job Steps within each workflow. ActiveBatch's Smart Queue allows ActiveBatch to automatically provision virtual resources in real-time to ensure that workflows that are currently executing or about to execute have adequate resources to successfully complete. Alternatively, ActiveBatch Scheduling Analytics combines historical analysis and workload forecasting to ensure adequate reservation of resources for the successful completion of workflows whose completion is tied to a policy-based SLA.
The ActiveBatch Job Scheduler offers users a centralized point of control over all of your automation requirements using our versatile drag-and-drop interface to create and incorporate all workflows using any jobs, plans or Job Steps from our Integrated Jobs Library with VMware Job Steps and events.
* The VMware Job Steps are an extension to the ActiveBatch Integrated Jobs Library and are licensed separately.
ActiveBatch VMware Job Steps
|Create Snapshot||Remove Snapshot||Revert to Snapshot|
|Rename Snapshot||Exit Host Maintenance Mode||Enter Host Maintenance Mode|
|Disconnect Host||Reboot Host||Reconnect Host|
|Reboot Guest OS||Shutdown Guest OS||Standby Guest OS|
|Power On Virtual Machine||Power Off Virtual Machine||Suspend Virtual Machine|
|Rename Virtual Machine||Migrate Virtual Machine||Mark Virtual Machine as Template|