Free tools:

VMware related

  • RVtools – Great and easy tool inventory tool for snapshots, VMs, network configuratione etc.
  • Veeam monitor – Great monitoring tool for VMware.
  • Vmktree – free web tool that shows you the graphs of resource usage of VMware ESX Server.

Microsoft Hyper-V related

  • Disk2VHD – Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • HVremote – HVRemote can configure all combinations of workgroup and domain joined clients and servers
  • VMToolkit – Tools VHD resizer and VMDK to VHD convertor
  • NVSPBIND – Nvspbind is a tool for modifying network bindings from the command line
  • NVSPCRUB -is a tool for removing Hyper-V Virtual Networking Configuration from the parent partition and restore Physical NICs properties.
  • VHD tool – Creates large fixed VHDs very quickly
  • Core Configurator 2.0 – Core Configurator built and designed for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Core edition
  • Powershell Management library for Hyper-V –  Hyper-V and Hyper-V R2 Management Powershell library
  • 5nine Manager for Hyper-V (Free) – provides a local Graphical User Interface to Microsoft Hyper-V R2 server
  • Corefig for Windows Server 2012 Core and Hyper-V Server 2012 – Corefig is a PowerShell-based GUI tool to configure the 2012 releases of Server Core and Hyper-V Server.
  • HyperV_Mon – HyperV_Mon monitors physical, logical, and virtual performance information that is available when running virtual machines under Microsoft Hyper-V. The graphical display is organized to help easily understand the CPU performaces being experienced.
  • Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator (MVMC) – Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts including Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012.
  • FreeRDP – This appliance gives you a virtual machine (CentOS based) that will act as an RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) Proxy to any Virtual Machine running on your Hyper-V server.
  • Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool –  Tool that reads in a performance monitor counter log and analyzes it using known thresholds
  • Microsoft Server Performance Advisor (SPA) – Microsoft Server Performance Advisor (SPA) helps IT administrators collect metrics to identify, compare, and diagnose potential performance issues in a Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 deployment.




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