VMware VM usage monitoring

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Can anyone tell me what method they thing the best way is to monitor VM usage. we would like to clean out the 'dead wood' unused VM's in our clusters.

I have found some info about monitoring logins, last disk access, last modified, network usage but how would you do this? are there any good tools available and / or free tools?
Question by:atomicnetworks
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    You can watch the performance logs from the vCenter server console - the best tool I've seen is Veeam Monitor (which has an enterprise and free version)



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    an way to check last logins ?
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