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VMware: RVTools 3.1

April 12th, 2011 3 comments

Rob de Veij updated RVTools to version 3.1 , release notes:

– Logon form tab order rearranged
– Logon form will remember your last selected host / vCenter server
– On vInfo new fields Provisioned, Used and shared storage
– On vInfo new fields install Boot Required, number of Virtual Disks
– On vInfo new fields Fault Tolerance State, FT Latency Status, FT Band width and
– FT Secondary Latency
– On vInfo new field 128-bit SMBIOS UUID of the virtual machine.
– On vDatastore new fields Total provisioned, Used and shared storage
– On vDatastore new fields SIOC enabled flag and congested threshold value
– On vDisk new field disk persistence mode.
– On vNetwork all IP addresses of adapter are now visible
– On vMemory new field distributed Memory Entitlement
– On vCPU new fields static Cpu Entitlement and field distributed Cpu Entitlement
– On vHost new fields Current EVC mode and Max EVC mode
– New batch command line parameters -u user and -p password

– Bugfix: custom fields not always visible on vSnapshot tab.
– Bugfix: Export to Excel, some numeric columns are saved as text instead of numbers
– RVToolsBatch.cmd with send by email example deployed in RVTools program file directory

 

Latest Version: 3.1 | April, 2011
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VMware: Update: RVTool 3.0 .. the best free VMware overview application!

January 29th, 2011 5 comments

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.

 

Support:

This application supports ESX Server 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3i,·ESX 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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VMware: RV Tools latest version: 2.9.5

September 15th, 2010 No comments

RV Tools version 2.9.5 is released by Rob de Veij, what’s new:

  • On vInfo tab new field: Guest heartbeat status. The heartbeat status is classified as: gray – VMware Tools are not installed or not running, red – no heartbeat, guest operating system may have stopped responding. yellow -intermittent heartbeat, may be due to guest load. green – guest operating system is responding normally

  • On vMemory tab new fields: Ballooned memory, consumed overhead memory, private memory, shared memory, swapped memory and static memory entitlement

  • On vDatastore tab new field: Full device address (controller, target, device)

  • On vInfo tab new fields: Commited storage, uncommited storage and unshared storage

  • Bug fix! A semicolon in the annotations fields are no longer a problem for the export functions

  • Bug fix! Health check "Zombie vmdk" problems solved

  • Bug fix! Health check "inconsistent foldername" problems solved

  • Bug fix! On vport tab the column "notify switch" value solved

  • Bug fix! Sort problem on vNic tab on column "speed" solved

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    VMware: Updated RV Tools version 2.9

    May 1st, 2010 No comments

    RV Tools version 2.9 is released by Rob de Veij, whats new:

    • On vHost tab new fields: Vendor and model.
    • On vHost tab new fields: Bios version and Bios release date.
    • On vInfo tab new field: VM overall size in bytes (visible when using VI API 4.0)
    • On vSnapshot tab new fields: Snapshot filename and size in bytes (visible when using VI API 4.0)
    • New vNic tab. The vNic tab displays for each physival nic on the host the following fields: Host, datacenter, cluster name, network device, driver, speed, duplex setting, mac address, PCI and wakeon switch.
    • Layout change on vHost, vSwitch and vPort tabpages. They now all start with host name, datacenter and cluster name.
    • The commandline function ExportAll extended with an extra optional parameter. It’s now possible to specify the directory where the export files are written.

    Latest Version: 2.9 | April, 2010
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    VMware: RVTools Version 2.8 new release

    January 31st, 2010 No comments

    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

    Whats new:

  • 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.

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