Announcing the Better XenCenter plugin

UPDATE (01/23/2011): The Better XenCenter plugin has been renamed XenCenter Consoles+. The old landing page will redirect you to the new one automatically. See my announcement for details on the name change.

A lot of people may not be aware of this, but XenCenter, the management console for Citrix XenServer, supports 3rd-party plugins and even has a community site for people interested in developing their own. I’m proud to say that I’m now one of those people. I’ve spent the last couple weeks working on a new XenCenter plugin that I call Better XenCenter.

Inspired by the Access Gateway, NetScaler and Branch Repeater VPX plugins already available on the community site I decided to replicate their functionality, but also expand upon it to include other management consoles. Right now Better XenCenter supports 10 different management consoles and I intend to keep it updated as I test new virtual appliances or receive requests from the XenServer community. Find out more about the plugin on its dedicated page: Better XenCenter.

You should expect to see a few updates in the coming weeks, as I plan to enhance the plugin’s functionality with a PowerShell configuration script and support for custom URLs. I’m also planning to include some PowerShell scripts that automate routine CLI tasks. I’ve got a couple brewing and am always open to requests/feedback from others.

Leave a comment below or on the project page with your questions or requests.

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