New release: VMware Software Manager – Download Service

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Snip20150311_9Today VMware is releasing a trove of software.  One small tool that will surely make release days like this much easier is Software Manager.   I just tried it out and it’s exactly what you will expect.   No more browsing through the somewhat painful download web pages!  Have it all come to you.

The tool is windows only, and comes in at a whopping 17MB for the tool itself.  It comes packaged as a MSI, quickly install it, specify a location (that has enough space for the many gigs of of downloads) and it fires up a web page connecting to localhost on port 8000.  Login with your MyVMware credentials.   BAM!  You will see all the downloads you are entitled to and have a very easy one click download for a whole suite of components.

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UPDATE:  vSphere 6.0 is now showing up in the product.   If you installed it first thing today, you might need to stop and restart the service for it to show up.   Worst case, kill your browser with a hammer.

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