The South West UK VMUG are working on a list of the ultimate free VMware virtualisation tools for 2015, whilst there are a number of lists on the internet the majority of them are now out of date and linking to old software or software that is no longer available. So the South West UK VMUG are embarking on creating the ultimate list of free tools, that support the latest versions of your VMware products. We need you help to firstly collate the list of free tools before we open it up to a public vote to find out who the winner is of the Best Free vTools of 2015.
See our starter list below, we need you to comment on this post or tweet @swukvmug with your nominations prior to us opening the vote in the coming weeks. Products that are nominated must support a VMware product as a main feature and must have been updated to either support the latest version of the VMware product they are written for or have been updated within the last 6 months.
If you are a manufacturer of a free tool please reach out to Barry @virtualisedreal of twitter and we would love to feature you in our upcoming VMUG presentation and webcast.
We plan on announcing the winners live at the next Southwest UK VMUG and online on the 28th September
Veeam Backup Free Edition for VMware and Hyper-V
Veeam ONE Free Edition for VMware and Hyper-V
Spiceworks Virtual Server Discovery Tool
Solarwinds VM Monitor for ESX
Solarwinds VM Console
Solarwinds Storage Response Time Monitor
ManageEngine VM Manager Plus
VM Turbo Cloud and Virtualization Control
Compliance Checker for vSphere
VMware OS Optimization Tool
Great list. Spiceworks is definitely a must have. Don’t forget Unitrends Free — 1TB of free VM backup awesomeness. http://www.unitrends.com/products/enterprise-backup-software/unitrends-free