VMware: RVTools Version 2.8 new release
Latest Version: 2.8 | January 31, 2010
RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK 2.5 to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX 3.5, ESX3i or ESX4i RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, datastores, switches, ports 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
On vHost tab field "# VMs" now only powered on VMs are counted.
On vHost tab field "VMs per core" now only powered on VMs are counted.
On vHost tab field "vCPUs per core" now only powered on VMs are counted.
On vDatastore tab field "# VMs" now only calculated for VM’s which are powered on.
Health check "Number of running virtual CPUs per core" now only powered on VMs are counted.
Health check "Number of running VMs per datastore" now only powered on VMs are counted.
During Installation there will be an application event source created for RVTools. This to fix some security related problems.
Some users run into a timeout exception from the SDK Web server. The default web service timeout value is now changed to a higher value.
New fields on vHost tab: NTP Server(s), time zone information, Hyper Threading information (available and active), Boot time, DNS Servers, DHCP flag, Domain name and DNS Search order
New Health Check: Inconsistent folder names.
Improved exception handling on vDisk, vSwitch and vPort tab pages.