I blogged earlier about a demo of pyControl, which is a command line wrapper for iControl.

We just saw yet another impressive demonstration this morning of the power and flexibility of iControl as an enterprise data center integration and virtualization tool: Leveraging the VMware API with a user-friendly graphical iControl application.

Nicolas Menant, iControl Architect for F5 EMEA, just showed us an application he is developing that creates a bi-directional interface between the LTM and VMware APIs.  The application provides a platform for custom dynamic provisioning and basic administration per VMware instance, and lots of other bells & whistles that takes some of the complexity out of this set of management tasks.

The solution is currently being tested, and will be posted to the iControl codeshare as soon as it is validated.