VMware: New Visio Shapes released

I just saw a nice present in one of my RSS feeds:


  1. ThinApp-Stencil- Objects for ThinApp

  2. Build your Own-Stencil – Stand-alone objectsto create your own diagrams

  3. VM-STencil – Objects that are related Virtual Machines

  4. VMware-Stencil – General Objects for VMware

  5. Products-Stencil – Diagrams and objects that are related to VMware products or technologies

Grab your own copy here: http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1346


Source: http://technodrone.blogspot.com/2009/02/small-present-for-you-all-vmware-visio.html


VMware: vDiagram script by Alan Renouf

Alan Renouf created a new powershell / vi toolkit script which draws a nice diagram of your VI environment.


You will need:

  • Powershell V1 (I haven’t tried it on V2 yet)
  • The VI Toolkit
  • Microsoft Visio (I have only tried 2003 +)

How to use:

  1. Download the zip file from the bottom of this page
  2. Once extracted copy the  ‘My-VI-Shapes.vss’ file to your ‘My Documents\My Shapes’ folder.  If the folder does not exist create it and copy the file in.
  3. Run the powershell script with the following options:

To diagram the entire Infrastructure:

vDiagram.ps1 -VIServer MYVISERVER

To diagram a specific cluster use the following:

vDiagram.ps1 -VIServer MYVISERVER -Cluster "Production Cluster’


More info and the script can be found over here: http://teckinfo.blogspot.com/2009/01/vdiagram-document-your-vi-with-one.html

Alan keep up the good work!