It has been a while since I blogged about RVTools, but I just received an email from Rob saying that there is an update out so I figured it was about time. RVTools is in my opinion THE best free and independent tool out there for a vSphere enviroment. This is a must-have tool for every virtualization admin / consultant!
I have used it many times in the past, and I can tell you that it helped me digging up some nasty inconsistencies in environments and misconfigured VMs etc. I am surprised that none of the monitoring/reporting vendors has approached Rob to sponsor the tool itself… Especially considering RVTools was downloaded over 150.000 times so far.
What’s new for RVTools 3.4?
- Overall performance improvements and better end user experience
- VI SDK reference changed from 4.0 to 5.0
- Added reference to Log4net (Apache Logging Framework) for debugging purpose
- Fixed a SSO problem
- CSV export trailing separator removed to fix PowerShell read problem
- On vDisk tabpage new fields: Eagerly Scrub and Write Through
- On vHost tabpage new field: vRAM = total amount of virtual RAM allocated to all running VMs
- On vHost tabpage new fields: Used memory by VMs, Swapped memory by VMs and Ballooned memory by VMs
- Bugfix: Snapshot size was displayed as zero when smaller than 1 MM
- Added a new preferences screen. Here you can disable / enable some performance killers. By default they are disabled
Go and download it and give it a try, I am certain it will discover things you did not know about…