Free tools to manage your VMware Virtual Infrastructure


RVTools is a small .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.x or ESX 3.x RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, datastores and health checks. With RVTools you can disconnect the cd-rom or floppy drives from the virtual machines and RVTools is able to list the current version of the VMware Tools installed inside each virtual machine. and update them to the latest version.
VMware Converter :
When you need to convert a physical machine, to do a P2V conversion, you will use this free tool from VMware you can download here. Now VMware Converter is Free to use for multiple conversions. This was not the case before. You can use VMware Converter to perform a fast and reliable physical-to-virtual migration/conversion. This tool is now very mature and offers a lot of possibilities to convert Windows or Linux machines into VMware ESX Infrastructure. You can also convert Third party backups images like Acronis or Symantec Ghost images. At the same time you can resize your hard disk size if needed….. -:)
Veeam FastSCP :
FastSCP provides a fast, secure and easy way to manage files and bulk copy VMs across your VMware ESX environment.
Veeam FastSCP is the de facto standard for ESX file management, now with support for ESXi. FastSCP allows users to copy files from ESX to Windows, Windows to ESX, or directly ESX to ESX. FastSCP is the simplest and fastest way to move VMs and templates between datastores or to deliver ISO files to ESX Servers.

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