RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts.
Interacting with all versions of VirtualCenter and ESX Server RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, Resource pools, Clusters, ESX hosts, HBAs, Nics, Switches, Ports, Distributed Switches, Distributed Ports, Service consoles, VM Kernels, Datastores, Multipath info and health checks.
What’s new in Version 3.6 (Feburary 2014)
- New tabpage with cluster information
- New tabpage with multipath information
- On vInfo tabpage new fields HA Isolation response and HA restart priority
- On vInfo tabpage new fields Cluster affinity rule information
- On vInfo tabpage new fields connection state and suspend time
- On vInfo tabpage new field The vSphere HA protection state for a virtual machine (DAS Protection)
- On vInfo tabpage new field quest state
- On vCPU tabpage new fields Hot Add and Hot Remove information
- On vCPU tabpage cpu/socket/cores information adapted
- On vHost tabpage new fields VMotion support and storage VMotion support
- On vMemory tabpage new field Hot Add
- On vNetwork tabpage new field VM folder.
- On vSC_VMK tabpage new field MTU
- RVToolsSendMail: you can now also set the mail subject
- Fixed a datastore bug for ESX version 3.5
- Fixed a vmFolder bug when started from the commandline
- Improved documentation for the commandline options
Below is an example of the new cluster tab.
Below is an example of the new Multpath tab.
It has been almost a year since the last version was released, but that is ok because this tool is FREE and is works great. Sure I could write a powercli script to get a lot of this information, but it’s nice to get all of this information in a single click. It also gets all of this information very fast because it uses the VI SDK.
I have been using this tool for a few years and it is one of my favorite documentation collection / troubleshooting tools.