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VMware: Update: RVTool 3.0 .. the best free VMware overview application!

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 3.5, ESX3i, ESX4i and vSphere 4 RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, nics, datastores, service console, VM Kernel, 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.



Release notes: Version 3.0 (January, 2011)

Pass-through authentication implemented. Allows you to use your logged on
Windows credentials to automatically logon.

On vInfo the columns Commited, Uncommited, Shared and on vSnapshot the
column size are now formated in MBs instead of bytes.

New tabpage created with service console and VMKernel information.

Now using vSphere Web Services SDK 4.1 which supports the new features
available in vSphere 4.1

Export to csv file now uses Windows regional separator

Using NPOI to make it possible to write directly to xls files without the need for a
installed Excel version on the system.

New menu function to write all information to one excel workbook with for each
tabpage a new worksheet.



This application supports ESX Server 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3i,ยทESX Server 4i, VirtualCenter 4.0, ESX 4.0, VirtualCenter 4.1 and ESX 4.1


Latest Version: 3.0 | January, 2011
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  1. January 29th, 2011  (Quote) at 15:23  (Quote) | #1

    My favorite update is the “Pass-through authentication” .. really fast and no annoying credential popup ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Furunka
    January 31st, 2011  (Quote) at 09:06  (Quote) | #2

    Absolutely one of the best free apps, use it alot

  3. dopelniva
    January 31st, 2011  (Quote) at 14:34  (Quote) | #3

    Great tool indeed, I’m using the “disconnect cd-rom” option alot

  4. GunJully
    February 5th, 2011  (Quote) at 14:32  (Quote) | #4

    Dont know better tu use this software to manage my environment ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jim Moore
    February 15th, 2011  (Quote) at 09:01  (Quote) | #5

    thnx bro

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