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Tool NameDescriptionCategoryDeveloperLink
Veeam Backup Free EditionVeeam Backup Free Edition provides a number of powerful utilities for managing VMs. It complements your regular backup tool by providing easy ad hoc backups of individual VMs.Data ProtectionVeeamDownload
Unitrends Enterprise BackupUnitrends Enterprise Backup™ protects by bridging virtual, physical, and cloud. Unitrends has provided next-generation enterprise-class data protection to thousands of customers.Data ProtectionUnitrendsDownload
Recovery Time Actual calculatorThis Free Tool lets you quickly calculate how long it will take to recover the critical VMs in your data center. Data ProtectionUnitrendsDownload
VMTurbo Datacenter StencilsCreate diagrams of your datacenter using VMTurbo’s free datacenter stencils pack for Microsoft Visio or for OmniGraffle.GraphicsVMTurboDownload
VMware Visio StencilsVisio Stencils derived from VMware graphics.GraphicsTechnodroneDownload
Veeam Stencils for Microsoft VisioVeeam Stencils is a free collection of VMware Visio stencils that can be used by ESX administrators, system integrators and datacenter managers to create their own diagrams in Microsoft Visio 2003 or higher.GraphicsVeeamDownload
PicPickPicPick is user friendly and full of features for creating your image, suitable for software developers, graphic designers and home user.GraphicsPicPickDownload
HotShotsHotShots is an application for capturing screens and saving them in a variety of image formats as well as adding annotations and graphical data (arrows, lines, texts, ...).GraphicsOpen SourceDownload
SkitchSkitch is a free, innovative, easy-to-use application that's changed the way people capture, annotate and share images. You can take screenshots or open photos, add arrows, shapes and text, crop, resize, then share your work with friends, family and coworkers.GraphicsEvernoteDownload
FastStone CaptureA powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility.GraphicsFastStone CaptureDownload
Screenshot CaptorScreenshot Captor is a program for taking screenshots on your computer.GraphicsDonationCoderDownload
Xtravirt Presentation PackThese 4 individual packs contain extensively detailed icons and imagery to illustrate any virtualization solution.GraphicsXtravirtDownload
Paint.NETPaint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows.GraphicsdotPDN LLCDownload
VMware PowerPoint Icons and ImagesThe attached PowerPoint presentations contains VMware Icons and Images for use in presentation.GraphicsVMware LabsDownload
VisioCafeHuge collection of free vendor specific Visio stencils.GraphicsVisioCafeDownload
Visio Action PackThe original Visio icon pack for VMware & virtualization contains over 70 unique icons together with a user guide and sample diagram templates.GraphicsXtravirtDownload
FastSCP Veeam FastSCP can copy files over 6 times faster than WinSCP and other SCP-based tools as it uses full network capacity.ManagementVeeamDownload
Trilead VM ExplorerTrilead VM Explorer is a management tool that eases management, backup and disaster recovery tasks in your VMware ESX environment.ManagementTrilead AGDownload
mksTaskbarPluginA module which loads into both Explorer and vmware-vmx and renders a resizable thumbnail of your choice of VM console to a panel on the Windows taskbar.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
Ops Panel for ESXA script tool which runs on the client browser and extends the default ESX server web page with a short list of all available virtual machines.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
vCenter XVP Manager and ConverterProvides basic virtualization management capabilities for non-vSphere hypervisor platforms towards enabling centralized visibility and control across heterogeneous virtual infrastructures.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
VMVision Manager VMVision Manager is designed to administrate and use Virtual Machines powered by ESX VMware Hosts.ManagementVMVisionDownload
VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for Cisco UCS 1.0This plug-in extends VMware's robust workflow automation solution to automate and simplify provisioning and administration for the Cisco UCS platform.ManagementVMwareDownload
VGCAn application to manage the Guest Operating Systems installed on a VM.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
VIX Plugin for vCenter OrchestratorSupports extended functionality through the use of Plug-Ins.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
VC StatLevelConfigA utility that allows customers to view and reconfigure the contents of their metric collection levels.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
BoomerangVMware Boomerang is a radically simple client application that allows you to use multiple vSphere servers simultaneously.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
PXE Manager for vCenter PXE Manager for vCenterEnables ESXi host state (firmware) management and provisioning.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
VM ConsoleEnables you to bounce your virtual machines without ever logging into VMware! Plus, you can track up/down status, take snapshots, and restart VMs even if you’re not a VMware administrator.ManagementSolarWindsDownload
vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)Allows administrators and developers to run scripts and agents to manage ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server systems.ManagementVMwareDownload
vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA)A fully configured and ready to run virtual appliance that is required to manage your datacenter from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (iPad).ManagementVMware LabsDownload
vSphere Client RDP Plug-inThe vSphere RDP Plug-in provides integration of the Windows Remote Desktop tool with the VMware vSphere Client.ManagementXtravirtDownload
Auto Deploy GUIThe Auto Deploy GUI is a vSphere plug-in for the VMware vSphere Auto Deploy component. The GUI plug-in allows a user to easily manage the setup and deployment requirements in a stateless environment managed by Auto Deploy.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
MCS ThinViewA VMware ThinApp Explorer for compiled ThinApp Packages that can be help to see problems in ThinApp packages.ManagementMightyCareDownload
Virtual USB AnalyzerA free and open source tool for visualizing logs of USB packets, from hardware or software USB sniffer tools.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
Thinapped vSphere ClientRun vSphere client 4.1 in a snap. No install, just download the EXE and double-click.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
VM Configuration ToolA light weight tool, can configure VMware Virtual server (VM's ) resources such as CPU, RAM or execute Power operations or change the Name of the VM'S, and also it fetches comprehensive data about the servers and its virtual machines and presents them as visually elegant graphs and reports in a desktop tool dashboard.ManagementManageEngineDownload
Ruby vSphere ConsoleA Linux console UI for vSphere, built on the RbVmomi bindings to the vSphere API. RVC is a console UI for VMware ESX and VirtualCenter.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
BoomerangA radically simple client application that allows you to use multiple vSphere servers simultaneously.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
VMware vSphere Client for iPadThe VMware vSphere Client for iPad is a companion interface to the traditional vSphere client, optimized for viewing and managing your vSphere environment on the go.ManagementVMwareDownload
vCenter Converter StandaloneAutomate and simplify physical to virtual machine conversions as well as conversions between virtual machine formats with VMware vCenter Converter.MigrationVMwareDownload
InventorySnapshotAllows a user to "snapshot" a given vCenter inventory configuration and then reproduce it.ManagementVMware LabsDownload
VM-to-Cloud CalculatorOur FREE VM-to-Cloud Calculator quickly discovers all of your virtual machines and estimates what it would cost to move them to the cloud.MiscellaneousSolarWindsDownload
VIB AuthorThe VIB Author tool allows ESXi administrator to create custom VIBs at the Community Supported level. VIB stands for vSphere Installation Bundle and is a way of packaging programs that run on ESXi hosts. The custom VIBs can then be used in house, or made available to a wider audience.MiscellaneousVMware LabsDownload
Virtual Disk Development KitThe Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) is a collection of C libraries, code samples, utilities, and documentation to help you create or access VMware virtual disk storage.MiscellaneousVMwareDownload
Memtest86+Memtest86+ is a thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers.MiscellaneousOpen SourceDownload
Sysinternals LiveSysinternals Live is a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web without hunting for and manually downloading them.MiscellaneousMicrosoftDownload
WinSCPAn open source free SFTP, SCP and FTP client for Windows.MiscellaneousOpen SourceDownload
vLogViewA Windows based application which manages VMware ESX Server log files.MiscellaneousXtravirtDownload
ImgBurnAllows you to create and manage ISO files to use with your VMs.MiscellaneousImgBurnDownload
vSphere Plugin Wizard 2.0Use this tool to create a tabbed plugin of your favourite website or admin page.MiscellaneousRicky El-QasemDownload
PuttyA free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.MiscellaneousSimon TathamDownload
vWorkspace Desktop OptimizerA piece of software that contains our entire ‘optimizing knowledge’, Although optimized for Quest vWorkspace environments, the Quest vWorkspace Desktop Optimizer will work just as well in Citrix XenDesktop or VMware View environments.MiscellaneousQuestDownload
ESXi Configuration BackupAn automating tool for saving configurations of multiple ESXi.MiscellaneousSLYM SoftwareDownload
Virtual Health MonitorVirtual Health Monitor by VMTurbo is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for virtual environments. It provides single pane of glass visibility into VM and infrastructure health.MonitoringVMTurboDownload
Virtualization Performance ViewerQuickly and efficiently monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize virtualized and cloud environments. This
easy-to-use virtualization management software gives you comprehensive visibility, insights, and control.
IgniteFreeVM IgnitefreeVM pinpoints the root cause of database performance issues in the query, virtual server, or physical host. IgniteFreeVM lets DBAs see the server and VMware admins see how the database interacts with VMware.MonitoringConfioDownload
Xangati for ESXA line of virtual appliances providing real-time, continuous visibility into the otherwise invisible activity of a VMware ESX/ESXi host, its virtual machines (VMs) and the infrastructure resources they use.MonitoringXangatiDownload
vSphere Mini MonitorProvides a simple extension of the vSphere Web SDK to allow for real-time alerting of important user-based events on your vCenter server.MonitoringNick WeaverDownload
VM MonitorAn easy-to-use desktop tool that continuously monitors a VMware® ESX Server and its virtual machines.MonitoringSolarWindsDownload
Veeam ONE Free EditionVeeam ONE Free Edition lets you see how 24x7 real-time monitoring, resource optimization, management reporting and more can improve the performance and availability of your virtual environment.MonitoringVeeamDownload
VM Health MonitorMonitors important parameters of VMWare ESX and VMWare ESXi servers. The tool fetches comprehensive data about the servers and presents them as visually elegant graphs and reports.MonitoringManageEngineDownload
vAlarmA Windows based application, created by Xtravirt, which monitors alarms generated by VMware® vCenter which supports vCenter 2.5 & 4.0.MonitoringXtravirtDownload
LoadstormA cool tool which will load a multithreaded CPU load and will generate memory load.PerformanceAndrew MitchellDownload
HeavyLoadHeavyload is intended to stress all resources of a PC (the CPU, RAM, hard disk, operating system, etc.) in order to test reliability under a heavy load.PerformanceJam SoftwareDownload
I/O AnalyzerI/O Analyzer is a virtual appliance solution by VMware that provides a simple and standardized way of measuring storage performance in a VMware vSphere virtualized environments. I/O Analyzer automates the traditional storage performance analysis cycle and reduces the performance diagnosis time from days to hours.PerformanceVMware LabsDownload
IOBlazerA multi-platform storage stack micro-benchmark. IOBlazer runs on Linux, Windows and OSX and it is capable of generating a highly customizable workload.PerformanceVMware LabsDownload
IometerAn I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems.PerformanceOpen SourceDownload
Memory Performance TesterA Memory Performance Testing utility to outline the speed of different types of memoryPerformanceVMwareDownload
EsxplotA GUI-based tool that lets you explore the data collected by esxtop in batch mode.PerformanceVMware LabsDownload
vOPS Server ExplorerFreeware suite comprised of Environment Explorer, vScope Explorer and award-winning SearchMyVM Explorer to search VMs, assess VM performance and VM health and perform capacity monitoring.ReportingvKernelDownload
ESX System AnalyzerThe ESX System Analyzer is a tool designed to help administrators plan a migration from ESX to ESXi. It analyzes the ESX hosts in your environment and, for each host, collects information on factors that pertain to the migration process.ReportingVMware labsDownload
vScope ExplorervScope Explorer is a free tool from VKernel that analyzes and visualizes the entire virtual environment to identify peformance, capacity, and resource efficiency issues in your virtual environment based on analysis from VKernel's Capacity Analytics Engine.ReportingvKernelDownload
ApplicationVIEWMonitor and diagnose capacity bottlenecks in 5 user-selected application VMs. ReportingvKernelDownload
vOptimizer WasteFinderQuickly locate and reclaim over-allocated VM storage and dramatically reduce unnecessary storage costs.ReportingQuestDownload
Veeam Business View Veeam Business View is an add-on that works with other Veeam products to provide business categorization for your VMware vSphere environment.ReportingVeeamDownload
RVToolsA windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts.ReportingRobwareDownload
VMware SiteSurveyProduces a report showing hardware compatibility and software configuration compatibility with advanced VMware features such as Fault Tolerance.ReportingVMwareDownload
StorageVIEWQuickly and easily identify the top 5 host/datastore links with the highest storage I/O latency.ReportingvKernelDownload
Capacity ModelerAssess the performance impact of capacity changes to your existing virtualized environment. Make changes with confidence.ReportingvKernelDownload
CapacityVIEWQuickly diagnose and be alerted to capacity and performance issues across an environment's storage and server resources.ReportingvKernelDownload
Veeam Reporter Free EditionVeeam Reporter Free Edition provides all the core functionality of the full version of Reporter, including full data collection, multi-user support, and Microsoft SQL Server backend.ReportingVeeamDownload
VMTurbo Performance and Efficiency ReporterThe VMTurbo Performance and Efficieny Reporter is a collection of reports that give insight into performance and efficiency.ReportingVMTurboDownload
VMware Change ReporterAudits all changes and enforces controlled change management processes across your virtual environment. Sends a daily report pointing to every change made to your ESX servers, folders, clusters, resource pools, virtual machines, and their hardware, including previous and current ("before" and "after") configuration values.ReportingNetWrixDownload
Virtual Machine Sprawl TrackerTracks virtual machine usage statistics and automatically report on inactive and unused virtual machines to justify their deactivation and reclaim precious physical resources.ReportingNetWrixDownload
CPU Identification UtilityDisplays CPU features for VMotion compatibility, EVC and indicates 64-bit VMware support.ReportingVMwareDownload
VPTProvides an inventory of roles and permissions that are available in a given VMware virtual infrastructure setup.ReportingVMware LabsDownload
PowerActions for vSphere Web ClientPowerActions integrates the vSphere Web Client and PowerCLI to provide complex automation solutions from within the standard vSphere management client.ScriptingVMware LabsDownload
WebCommanderWebCommander was designed as a framework to wrap your PowerShell and PowerCLI scripts into an easy-to-access web service. Now you can hand off the tasks your users need by simply adding a new script and giving them access to WebCommander.ScriptingVMware LabsDownload
vGhetto Script RepositoryOpenSource repository for vGhetto Scripts and Perl/TK based vGhetto Client to vSphereScriptingWilliam LamDownload
vEcoShellvEcoShell eliminates the need to create, debug, and manage Windows PowerShell scripts used in the administration of virtual infrastructures.ScriptingQuestDownload
vSphere PowerCLI 4.1.1vSphere PowerCLI is a powerful command line tool that lets you automate all aspects of vSphere management, including network, storage, VM, guest OS and more. ScriptingVMwareDownload
OnyxA standalone application that serves as a proxy between the vSphere Client and the vCenter Server. It monitors the network communication between them and translates it into an executable PowerShell code.ScriptingVMware LabsDownload
PowerGUIA graphical user interface and script editor for Microsoft Windows PowerShell.ScriptingOpen SourceDownload
VMware Community PowerPackThis PowerPack contains a variety of scripts from and now other blogs such as and transformed and enhanced into a useful PowerPack for both VESI and PowerGUI.ScriptingVariousDownload
Compliance Checker for vSphereA robust utility providing detailed compliance checks against the VMware vSphere Hardening GuidelinesSecurityVMwareDownload
Compliance Checker for PCI DSS v.1.2A free, downloadable tool that provides a real-time compliance check for multiple Microsoft Windows servers and desktops against PCI DSS v1.2 requirements.SecurityVMwareDownload
SAN MonitorOur free SAN Monitor delivers the visibility you need to stay a superhero-sized step ahead of potential performance problems lurking in your storage array.StorageSolarWindsDownload
Storage Response Time Monitor Having trouble with storage latency issues? Seeing your response times getting slower and slower? Download SolarWinds Storage Response Time Monitor and start tracking those sluggish VMs. StorageSolarWindsDownload
I/O AnalyzerVMware I/O Analyzer is an integrated framework designed to measure storage performance in a virtual environment and to help diagnose storage performance concerns.StorageVMware LabsDownload
IOPS CalculatorIOPS Calculator is a mobile device app designed to allow general purpose modelling of performance and capacity of disk drives and storage arrays.StorageXtravirtDownload
UBERAlignA tool for VMware Virtual Machine alignment and Space ReclamationStorageNick WeaverDownload
vDisk InformervDisk Informer demonstrates which virtual disks have potentially wasted space on them and which virtual disks are misaligned causing a performance impact.StorageRicky El-QasemDownload
Gnome Partition EditorGParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.StorageOpen SourceDownload
SDeleteSDelete is a command line utility that allows you to delete one or more files and/or directories, or to cleanse the free space on a logical disk. It can also Zero free space which is good for virtual disk optimization.StorageMicrosoftDownload
HD SpeedMeasures both sustained and burst data transfer rates of your hard disks, cd/dvd-roms, flash cards/sticks, floppys, etc.StorageSteelBytesDownload
HDD Low Level Format ToolThis freeware Low Level Format utility will erase, Low-Level Format and re-certify a SATA, IDE or SCSI hard disk drive with any size of up to 281 474 976 710 655 bytes. Will work with USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures. StorageHDDGURUDownload
USB Image ToolUSB Image Tool can create images of USB flash drives, that are mounted as USB drives. It allows you to make an exact backup image of your USB Stick.StorageAlexander BeugDownload
Insight Control Storage Module for vCenterA plug-in for VMware's vCenter management console which enables the VMware administrator to quickly obtain context-sensitive information about the HP storage in their VMware environment.StorageHPDownload
View Auditing PortalView Auditing Portal is a new web portal that serves as an extension to Horizon View Administrator.VDIVMware LabsDownload
ViewDbChkThe ViewDbChk tool allows administrators to scan for, and fix provisioning errors that can not be addressed using View Administrator.VDIVMware LabsDownload
VMware View for iPadVMware View Client for iPad makes it easy to access your Windows virtual desktop from your iPad with the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN).VDIVMwareDownload
VMware OS Optimization ToolThe VMware OS Optimization Tool helps optimize Windows 7/8/2008/2012 systems for use with VMware Horizon View. The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple systems.VDIVMware LabsDownload
OpenFilerA network storage operating system, fronted by a web based management user interface. VSAOpen SourceDownload
FreeNASAn embedded open source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSDVSAOpen SourceDownload
Celerra UBER v3.2A free EMC based virtual storage appliance.VSANick WeaverDownload
StarWind Free EditionStarWind Free is an iSCSI Target that converts any Windows server into a SAN.VSAStarWind SoftwareDownload
SvSAN for VMwareProvides a single shared data store on your existing servers disk or other direct attached storage device.VSAStorMagicDownload
NSS Virtual Appliance LiteA pre-built, pre-configured, and ready-to-run software application packaged with an operating system in a virtual machine for the SMB and ROBO.VSAFalconStorDownload
UBER VNX (NFS) v1A free EMC based virtual storage appliance.VSANick WeaverDownload

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