VMware Guest

Description

AutoMate's VMware Guest action contains a variety of activities that lets you control an individual guest operating system or numerous guest operating systems running on multiple virtual machines. These activities can automate many common operations such as running a program or script, administer processes, create and manage directories and files, manage environment variables, create screenshots and much more. With these activities, you can run common tasks on a network where you have multiple virtual machines running on one or more physical machines. AutoMate supports the full suite of virtualization software including ESX, ESXi, Workstation, and Player.

NOTE: All functions that execute in a guest operating system require VMware Tools to be installed and running. Additionally, a valid guest login is required to run this activity.

Available Activities

The following table briefly describes the available activities for this action. Click the appropriate link for more details regarding each activity.

Activity
Description

VMware Guest - Capture screen image

Captures the current screen image that appears on the guest virtual machine and saves it to a local file.

VMware Guest - Connect

Connects to the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Copy file

Copies one or more files from the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Create directory

Creates a directory on the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Create temp file

Creates a temp file on the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Delete file

Delete's one or more files from the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Directory exists

Determines the existence of a directory on the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Disconnect

Disconnects from the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - File exists

Determines the existence of one or more files on the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Get environment variable

Retrieves the value of a system-level or user-level environment variable that resides on the guest virtual machine populates a variable with the results.

VMware Guest - Get file information

Retrieves information regarding a file that resides in the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Get guest variable

Retrieves the value for a guest info variable.

VMware Guest - Kill process

Kills a process running on the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - List directory

Retrieves a directory listing on the guest virtual machine and populates a dataset with the results.

VMware Guest - List processes

Retrieves a list of all processes currently running on the guest virtual machine and populates a dataset with the results.

VMware Guest - Log on

Logs onto a guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Log out

Logs out of a guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Open URL

Opens a URL in the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Rename file

Renames a file that resides in the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Run program

Runs a program on the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Run script

Runs a script on the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Set environment variable

Sets an environment variable on the guest virtual machine.

VMware Guest - Set guest variable

Sets a guest variable on the guest virtual machine.