Guest OS Operations

See Also

FTP - FXP, HTTP, MSMQ, Send E-mail, Get Email, Exchange, Web Browser, Twitter, Connect Terminal

Description

AutoMate's VMware Guest OS operations are incredibly powerful 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.

NOTE: VMware Tools implements some of the functionality required for performing operations that affect the guest operating system. Therefore, you need to install the VMware Tools before using these activities.

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

Guest OS Operations - Capture Screen Image

Captures the present screen image of the specified guest operating system to a local file.

Guest OS Operations - Connect

Connects to the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Copy File

Copies one or more files on the specified guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Create Directory

Creates a directory on the specified guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Create Temp File

Creates a temp file on the specified guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Delete File

Delete's one or more files from the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Directory Exists

Determines the existence of a directory on the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Disconnect

Disconnects

Guest OS Operations - File Exists

Determines the existence of one or more files on the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Get Environment Variable

Retrieves the value of a system-level or user-level environment variable and places it into an AutoMate variable.

Guest OS Operations - Get File Information

Retrieves information

Guest OS Operations - Get Guest Variable

 

Guest OS Operations - Kill Process

Kill a process in the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - List Directory

List a directory in the guest operating system and populates a dataset with the results.

Guest OS Operations - List Process

Retrieves running processes in a guest operating system and populates a dataset with the results.

Guest OS Operations - Login

Login to the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Logout

Logout of the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Open URL

 

Guest OS Operations - Rename File

Renames a file in the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Run Program

Runs a program in the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Run Script

Runs a script in the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Set Environment Variable

Sets an environment variable in the guest operating system.

Guest OS Operations - Set Guest Variable

Sets an environment variable in the guest machine.