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RVTools version 2.9.5 has been released

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you guys ever used this tool...looks pretty slick
Any opinions?

RVTools version 2.9.5 has been released
NTPRO.NL - Eric Sloof
Rob de Veij over at Robware.net has released version 2.9.5 of the most awesome utility I know, well if you don’t count in the vmClient  You better check out the newest release of RVTools. I already did, and recorded a walkthrough which can be watched here in HD quality. You can also take a peek at Vimeo.

RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX 3.5, ESX3i, ESX4i and vSphere 4 RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, nics, datastores, switches, ports 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.

Version 2.9.5 (September, 2010)
• On vInfo tab new field: Guest heartbeat status. The heartbeat status is classified as:  gray - VMware Tools are not installed or not running, red - no heartbeat, guest operating system may have stopped responding. yellow -intermittent heartbeat, may be due to guest load. green - guest operating system is responding normally
• On vMemory tab new fields: Ballooned memory, consumed overhead memory, private memory, shared memory, swapped memory and static memory entitlement
• On vDatastore tab new field: Full device address (controller, target, device)
• On vInfo tab new fields: Commited storage, uncommited storage and unshared storage
• Bug fix! A semicolon in the annotations fields are no longer a problem for the export functions
• Bug fix! Health check "Zombie vmdk" problems solved
• Bug fix! Health check "inconsistent foldername" problems solved
• Bug fix! On vport tab the column "notify switch" value solved
• Bug fix! Sort problem on vNic tab on column "speed" solved
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

What you would like to know?

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by:Tiras25
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Just the opinion about the tool.  Looks pretty slick..
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Yes its a good tool, i don't use it on a production, because most of that information, or report, i get trough scripts that I run monthly for maintenance, because the reports from this tool e a better poor.

But with the RVtools, you can get all this information on one tool. But you can use it on your VMware Infrastructure there is no problem.

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So the reports on RVTool is poor you say?  Would you recommend using it?  We have ESX 4.0 environment.
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When i am saying poor, is not that is not good reports, but only creates a csv files, with my scripts(and there is very good scripts to create reports in the Internet),i run this reports(and create a word file) and get some statistics, graphics, etc. If they add this type of input, it will be better.

But like I said, the tool have very useful information for a VMware administrator and to create they reports. But since I can get better with the scripts, I don use it too much.

But I would recommended anyway.

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by:dkraut
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It's a great utility!  
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Awesome!
Thanks dkraut!!!! Good stuff!!
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Good enough. Thank you!
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