I get a lot of questions about the tools and scripts i use as consultant to check VMware environments. I made a list with tools and scripts i use on a regular basis:
|VMware HealthAnalyzer||Appliance or ThinApp package to check the VMware environment.
This tool is available from the VMware partner central
|RVtools||Displays and export information such as cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, datastores and health checks. about your VMware environment|
|Veeam Monitor Free Edition||Great tool to get quickly the top loaded VMs and hosts|
|VMware PowerCLI||VMware Powershell Cmdlets to administering vSphere components|
|WinSCP||SFTP, FTP and SCP client|
|Veeam FastSCP||Fast SCP client that integrates with Veeam Backup|
|Virtualization EcoShell(VESI)||Management interface for creating ,debugging and executing Powershell scripts.|
|VMware vSphere Health Check Report||Perl Healthcheck script written by William Lam|
|PowerPack V3||Powerpack for VESI written by Alain Renouf.|
|Custom Powershell scripts||Scripts such as my own improved Healthcheck script|
Here are some screenshots
Veeam Monitor Free Edition
VESI with PowerPack V3
VMware Healthcheck ThinApp package
Custom PowerCLI scripts
If you have suggestions for tools or scripts let me know!
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I use the VMInformer (www.vminformer.com) tool as part of the tools I use to check VMware environments. An excellent tool for checking the security posture of your VMware environment.