RVTools Version 3.7

Tools
RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i, VirtualCenter 4.x, ESX Server 4.x, VirtualCenter 5.0, VirtualCenter Appliance, ESX Server 5.0, VirtualCenter 5.1, ESX Server 5.1, VirtualCenter 5.5, ESX Server 5.5. RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, Resource pools, Clusters, ESX hosts, HBAs, Nics, Switches, Ports, Distributed Switches, Distributed Ports, Service consoles, VM Kernels, Datastores, Multipath info and health checks. With RVTools you can disconnect the cd-rom or floppy drives from the virtual machines and RVTools is able to update the VMware Tools installed inside each virtual machine to the latest version. What's…
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VMware VCS to VCSA Converter

VMware
The VCS to VCSA Converter Appliance is the winning idea from the 2013 Fling Contest. It allows customers to migrate from Windows vCenter Server with an External Microsoft SQL Server Database to the vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded vPostgres database. The Fling migrates the vCenter database, roles, permissions, privileges, certificates and inventory service. The target appliance will run at the same IP address as the source vCenter. System Requirements vCenter Server running on Windows - vSphere 5.5 or greater The Windows vCenter Server and the vCenter Server Appliance should be running the same version (e.g. vCenter Server Windows 5.5u1 to VCSA 5.5u1) The vCenter Server Appliance should be deployed with at least the same number of CPUs and at least the same amount of memory as the Windows vCenter…
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VMware OS Optimization Tool

VMware
The VMware OS Optimization Tool helps optimize Windows 7 desktops for use with VMware Horizon View.  The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple systems.  Since most Windows system services are enabled by default, the optimization tool can be used to easily disable unnecessary services and features to improve performance. You can perform the following actions using the VMware OS Optimization Tool: Analyze Optimize Viewing History Managing Template Also included is the Remote OS Optimization Tool, which uses the same functionality as the Optimization Tool, but connects to a remote VMware View broker so that remote parent and template VMs can be enumerated and optimized.
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Change root password on all (or some) vSphere hosts

VMware
As part of a security audit I needed a quick way to change the ESXi root passwords without having to go on to each server. I was looking for a script that would automate at least some of the work for me and I came across a script called Change-ESXiPassword.ps1 that was created by Jesse Gardner which I thought I would give a try. After running the script and knowing it works fine I will be personally be running this every quarter. This script: prompts you for the old password prompts you for the new password prompts you for the vCenter server name prompts you for vCenter credentials Queries vCenter for all hosts that you wish. See "Host selection section" in the middle of the script to tweak what hosts it…
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Cool Tool update: RVTools 3.5

Tools
This tool has helped me find inconsistencies in environments and misconfigured VMs etc on more than one occasion. What’s new for RVTools 3.5? On vInfo tabpage new field: Resource pool On vInfo tabpage new field: Consolidation needed. On vCPU tabpage new field: Number of cores per socket New tabpage with resource pool information On vNetwork tabpage new column: Switch name On vNetwork tabpage new column: Starts Connected On vTools tabpage new column: required version On vHost tabpage new columns: custom fields On vDisk tabpage new columns: raw disk information Improved error handling for SSO login problems Bug fix: Invalid snapshot size fixed Bug fix: All datetime fields now use the local time zone Bug fix: data not refreshed after changing filter Go and download it and give it a try, I am certain it will discover things you did not know…
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Cool Tool update: RVTools 3.4

Tools
This tool has helped me find inconsistencies in environments and misconfigured VMs etc on more than one occasion. What’s new for RVTools 3.4? Overall performance improvements and better end user experience VI SDK reference changed from 4.0 to 5.0 Added reference to Log4net (Apache Logging Framework) for debugging purpose Fixed a SSO problem CSV export trailing separator removed to fix PowerShell read problem On vDisk tabpage new fields: Eagerly Scrub and Write Through On vHost tabpage new field: vRAM = total amount of virtual RAM allocated to all running VMs On vHost tabpage new fields: Used memory by VMs, Swapped memory by VMs and Ballooned memory by VMs Bugfix: Snapshot size was displayed as zero when smaller than 1 MB Added a new preferences screen. Here you can disable / enable some performance killers. By default they are disabled…
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