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Has anyone any experience with VMware health analyzer? Is it a useful tool? What kind of issues is it scanning for? And most importantly.... is it free?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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VMware HealthAnalyzer automates the collection of VMware vSphere inventory, configuration and utilization data, analyzes data and recommends grades, and generates  a report card that presents observations, findings and data categorized  by VMware Health Check best practices.  HealthAnalyzer can be used by VMware consultants, SEs and VMware solution providers to improve  efficiency and accelerate the delivery of a services engagement such as the VMware Health Check.   Consultants can use HealthAnalyzer as a Health Check workbench to capture and review observations, findings, and data, provide actionable recommendations, and generate a Health Check  Report for your customer.

VMware Health Analyzer Appliance ¿ A linux appliance that can connect to your VC/ESX and analyze log files. At this point in time it’s only available for VMware Employees or Partners with access to Partner Central.

It's very good, here are some free tools with use...

Health Check script
Powershell: Report into MS Word
Powershell: Health Check Script
RVTools

Veeam Monitor - Monitor your VI3 environment including performance graphs etc.
Veeam Reporter - A reporting tool, which will come in handy when documenting

the above are replaced by Veeam ONE for VMware and Hyper-V which has a free trial, which can help you document your environment.
http://www.veeam.com/virtualization-management-one-solution.html
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