Manage your VMware environment from your Iphone

Want to manage your VMware virtual environment on the go? Now there’s an app for that! VManage is an application developed to allow the IT administrator to view critical environment data about their virtual infrastructure as well as perform fundamental tasks such as VMotion’ing from anywhere at any time. Viewing basic performance data (more advanced data to come) is as easy as selecting a Virtual Machine or Host and examining the details. Simply add a Virtual Center server address, credentials and a VPN if necessary and that’s it. So if you’re an IT administrator who doesn’t spend every waking moment in front of your PC, this is the tool for you.

Environment Configuration Note:
The Virtual Center server by default exposes port 443 for the web service. This port will need to be available to the iPhone/iPod Touch in order for the VManage application to be able to interact with it. This can be achieved via a VPN or exposing the port to the web.

Application Configuration Note:
The iPhone/iPod Touch settings application needs to be set as follows …

server: https:///sdk                 **required**
domain: AD Domain Name    **optional**
username: AD User                   **required**
password: AD password          **required**

Apple licenses Microsoft ActiveSync for iPhone!

What will this mean for Windows Mobile?

Live reporting from Engadget at Apple Press conference:

I’m really excited to be the one to talk to you abut iPhone in the enterprise. We’ve had some great customers at the forefront wanting to adopt the iPhone into their enterprises.” Talking about using Genentech using a fleet of iPhones. “We have a lot of great university customers.” Stanford, for example; hundreds of iPhones for faculty and staff.“There are a lot of things enterprise customers have told us that have hold us back from being HUGE in the enterprise. What do they want to take the iPhone into the enterprise. What do they want? Push email — huge request. They want great calendar integration. They want it pushed to them wherever they are.

10:05AM – They want push contacts, global address list, Cisco IPsec VPN, they want authentication and certs, enterprise class WiFi (WPA2 / 802.1x), security policies, enterprise configuration tools, and they want remote wipe.

“That’s a long list of important features enterprise customers want. Well, I’m excited to be the one to tell you today, we’re doing ALL these things in the next release of the iPhone software.”

“Microsoft has come up with a much more advanced architecture, where the iPhone can work directly with the Exchange server in a more reliable and affordable way. We’re building Exchange support so you get push email, push calendaring, push contacts, global address lists, and the ability to remote wipe it.”

“The same email app, calendar app, and contact apps that customers really love will get information directly from the Exchange server.” So no new apps on the iPhone for using Exchange.

Continue at source!

NOW there is an official MS press release too!

Q&A: Microsoft Helps Connect Apple iPhone Users to Microsoft’s Exchange Server

Terry Myerson, corporate vice president for Exchange, talks to PressPass about the importance of the new agreement between Microsoft and Apple to offer built-in support for Exchange on the iPhone, and the increasing popularity of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 among mobile professionals.