AutoLab 1.1 released

It has taken a while to bring together but it’s finally out.  The fourth release of the AutoLab in 2012 is available for download from the AutoLab page.

Building on the features of AutoLab 0.5, 0.8 and 1.0 this release adds the new vSphere release as well as a lot of improvements driven by issues people have been reporting on the forums.

Main new features:

  • vSphere 5.1 support, thanks to Grant Orchard
  • NAS updated to FreeNAS 0.8
  • Builds work with any service pack of Windows 2008R2
  • Nested VMs build from customised ISO created during VC build process
  • Better validation of ESXi 5.0 vs ESXi 5.0U1 at build time.

Like all projects there are still things requiring requiring work

  • vCloud 5.1
  • Veeam VM builds still require 2008R2 SP1
  • Deployment of trusted certificates as part of build
  • Better automation of the View configurations
  • New View update versions
  • Site Recovery Manager

I’ve had an amazing year with AutoLab and vBrownBag, looking forward to a great 2013.