The SWUKVMUG 2015 Best Free vTools of 2015 – Nominations

August 11, 2015 — 1 Comment

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VMware virtualisation tools for 2015, whilst there are a number of lists on the internet the majority of them are now out of date and linking to old software or software that is no longer available.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

http://www.veeam.com/free-virtualization-software-vmware-hyper-v.html

Veeam ONE Free Edition for VMware and Hyper-V

http://www.veeam.com/free-virtualization-software-vmware-hyper-v.html

Spiceworks Virtual Server Discovery Tool

http://www.spiceworks.com/free-virtual-server-discovery-tool/?swsrc=virtualizationadmin-tools-6.0

Solarwinds VM Monitor for ESX

http://www.solarwinds.com/top5-tools-virtualization-management.aspx

Solarwinds VM Console 

http://www.solarwinds.com/top5-tools-virtualization-management.aspx

Solarwinds Storage Response Time Monitor 

http://www.solarwinds.com/top5-tools-virtualization-management.aspx

ManageEngine VM Manager Plus

https://www.manageengine.com/virtualization-management/

VM Turbo Cloud and Virtualization Control

http://vmturbo.com/downloads/vmturbo-virtual-health-monitor/

Compliance Checker for vSphere

http://www.vmware.com/uk/products/vsphere-compliance-checker/overview

vHealthCheck

http://www.virtu-al.net/vcheck-pluginsheaders/vcheck/

VMware OS Optimization Tool

https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vmware-os-optimization-tool

One response to The SWUKVMUG 2015 Best Free vTools of 2015 – Nominations

  1. 

    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

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