Running on Windows
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RVC works best on a Unix-like operating system, but it works well enough on Windows to be useful.
Eric Sloof has a screencast showing how to install RVC 1.2 on Windows: http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/1738-Video-Latest-fling-from-VMware-Labs-Ruby-vSphere-Console.html. The installation procedure is unchanged, but RVC should work better now than it did back then.
There is also a standalone Windows binary available: https://github.com/downloads/vmware/rvc/rvc-1.3.6.exe. This contains Ruby and all the dependencies.
- Install the latest Ruby from rubyinstaller.org. Tell it to put Ruby in your path.
- Open a command prompt.
- If necessary, configure a proxy with a command like
gem install rvc --no-ri --no-rdoc
Things that still don't work:
- Task progress bars.
- Tab completing paths with spaces.
- Operations that spawn an editor unless EDITOR is set or you have vi installed.