vMWare Assessment

I am challenged with completing an assessment of my VMware environment.  I need to report the following:

Number of Hosts: Hardware Profile, Memory, CPUs, NICs, Hard Drive capacity
Number of VMs in the environment: Memory, CPUs, NICs, Hard Drive capacity
Number of Datastores: Number of VMs, Datastore size and remaining capacity
Configuration specifics for vCenter Server: Affinity, Resource Pools, etc..

Does anyone know of any freeware or other tools that I can download and use to meet my objectives above?

Thank you,

lipotechSys EngAsked:
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Pradeep DubeyConsultantCommented:
use rv tools to get all the details.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, this is simple, and you can do a really professional report, for your management, and think that you have done it, if you like.

There is a new service offered called Sonar, and it's available as a 30 day trial, you can generate all the reports you like.

see here



there is also another product, called Opvizor, which can also produce reports


Some of the free tools, we use to generate assesments and reports for clients are as follows:-

1. RVTools - gives quick detaild analysis of VMs, snapshots, disks etc details can be exported to Excel.

2. Report into Word - Powercli script created by Alan Renouf, dumps powercli into Word.

3. VMware PowerCli Health Script - html report.

4. Health Check Script - another script.

the above are free to download....

We also use combinations of Veeam One, Replicate Datacenter Analyzer ,Veeam Monitor, Veeam Reporter, Vizioncore vFoglight and VMware Health Analyzer Appliance (available to VMware Partners).

But I think with all the above, you should be able to pull enough information, to prepare a very detailed assessment.

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lipotechSys EngAuthor Commented:

Do you know how I would go about getting an evaluation copy of Sonar?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Register and sign up for the trial unless they have stopped trials....let me did out the web address.
lipotechSys EngAuthor Commented:
I did not see an option on the site to download an eval copy.  If dig up another link for the eval, that would be great.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's not a download, it's a Cloud based Product, with a small downloadable client!

Sign-Up here


I do not work for Sonar, Xtravirt, if you have issues obtaining the trial, I would contact them directly.

We just use it, for our reports and clients.
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