VMware VIX toolkit
This toolkit allows you to use the VMware VIX API within ruby scripts. This is essentially a shared object which provides methods that ruby scripts can call in order to interact with virtual machines or VMware servers.
Some of the actions which can be performed with this include:
- transferring files to the virtual machine
- copying files from the virtual machine
- executing commands and scripts on the virtual machine
This functionality is beyond what can be performed from the console of a server.