RVTools to Audit your VMware environment

Posted: April 24, 2009 in Recommended

Well after a few nights off I’m ready to start talking technical stuff again. Ive recently had the need to start looking into how I’m going to generate some reporting on both ESX hosts and Virtual Machines configured in Virtual Center.

After looking around on the VMware forums I come across a recommendation by Texiwill for a small utility called RVtools by Rob de Veij.

Rob describes RVtools as;

“A small .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.x or ESX 3.x RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, datastores 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”

Ive installed RVtools and pointed it at our production Virtual Center server for evaluation and I was very impressed. I hope to get some screen shots up in the next couple of days but until then here is a screenshot from Robs site.



If your looking around for something simular in nature, I highly recommend you visit Robs site and download the latest package.


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