Free Tools

Tool Name Description Category Developer Link
Veeam Backup Free Edition Veeam Backup Free Edition provides a number of powerful utilities for managing VMs. It complements your regular backup tool by providing easy ad hoc backups of individual VMs. Data Protection Veeam Download
Unitrends Enterprise Backup Unitrends Enterprise Backup™ protects by bridging virtual, physical, and cloud. Unitrends has provided next-generation enterprise-class data protection to thousands of customers. Data Protection Unitrends Download
Recovery Time Actual calculator This Free Tool lets you quickly calculate how long it will take to recover the critical VMs in your data center. Data Protection Unitrends Download
VMTurbo Datacenter Stencils Create diagrams of your datacenter using VMTurbo’s free datacenter stencils pack for Microsoft Visio or for OmniGraffle. Graphics VMTurbo Download
VMware Visio Stencils Visio Stencils derived from VMware graphics. Graphics Technodrone Download
Veeam Stencils for Microsoft Visio Veeam Stencils is a free collection of VMware Visio stencils that can be used by ESX administrators, system integrators and datacenter managers to create their own diagrams in Microsoft Visio 2003 or higher. Graphics Veeam Download
PicPick PicPick is user friendly and full of features for creating your image, suitable for software developers, graphic designers and home user. Graphics PicPick Download
HotShots HotShots is an application for capturing screens and saving them in a variety of image formats as well as adding annotations and graphical data (arrows, lines, texts, …). Graphics Open Source Download
Skitch Skitch is a free, innovative, easy-to-use application that’s changed the way people capture, annotate and share images. You can take screenshots or open photos, add arrows, shapes and text, crop, resize, then share your work with friends, family and coworkers. Graphics Evernote Download
FastStone Capture A powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. Graphics FastStone Capture Download
Screenshot Captor Screenshot Captor is a program for taking screenshots on your computer. Graphics DonationCoder Download
Xtravirt Presentation Pack These 4 individual packs contain extensively detailed icons and imagery to illustrate any virtualization solution. Graphics Xtravirt Download
Paint.NET Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. Graphics dotPDN LLC Download
VMware PowerPoint Icons and Images The attached PowerPoint presentations contains VMware Icons and Images for use in presentation. Graphics VMware Labs Download
VisioCafe Huge collection of free vendor specific Visio stencils. Graphics VisioCafe Download
Visio Action Pack The original Visio icon pack for VMware & virtualization contains over 70 unique icons together with a user guide and sample diagram templates. Graphics Xtravirt Download
FastSCP Veeam FastSCP can copy files over 6 times faster than WinSCP and other SCP-based tools as it uses full network capacity. Management Veeam Download
Trilead VM Explorer Trilead VM Explorer is a management tool that eases management, backup and disaster recovery tasks in your VMware ESX environment. Management Trilead AG Download
mksTaskbarPlugin A module which loads into both Explorer and vmware-vmx and renders a resizable thumbnail of your choice of VM console to a panel on the Windows taskbar. Management VMware Labs Download
Ops Panel for ESX A script tool which runs on the client browser and extends the default ESX server web page with a short list of all available virtual machines. Management VMware Labs Download
vCenter XVP Manager and Converter Provides basic virtualization management capabilities for non-vSphere hypervisor platforms towards enabling centralized visibility and control across heterogeneous virtual infrastructures. Management VMware Labs Download
VMVision Manager VMVision Manager is designed to administrate and use Virtual Machines powered by ESX VMware Hosts. Management VMVision Download
VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for Cisco UCS 1.0 This plug-in extends VMware’s robust workflow automation solution to automate and simplify provisioning and administration for the Cisco UCS platform. Management VMware Download
VGC An application to manage the Guest Operating Systems installed on a VM. Management VMware Labs Download
VIX Plugin for vCenter Orchestrator Supports extended functionality through the use of Plug-Ins. Management VMware Labs Download
VC StatLevelConfig A utility that allows customers to view and reconfigure the contents of their metric collection levels. Management VMware Labs Download
Boomerang VMware Boomerang is a radically simple client application that allows you to use multiple vSphere servers simultaneously. Management VMware Labs Download
PXE Manager for vCenter PXE Manager for vCenter Enables ESXi host state (firmware) management and provisioning. Management VMware Labs Download
VM Console Enables you to bounce your virtual machines without ever logging into VMware! Plus, you can track up/down status, take snapshots, and restart VMs even if you’re not a VMware administrator. Management SolarWinds Download
vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) Allows administrators and developers to run scripts and agents to manage ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server systems. Management VMware Download
vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA) A fully configured and ready to run virtual appliance that is required to manage your datacenter from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (iPad). Management VMware Labs Download
vSphere Client RDP Plug-in The vSphere RDP Plug-in provides integration of the Windows Remote Desktop tool with the VMware vSphere Client. Management Xtravirt Download
Auto Deploy GUI The Auto Deploy GUI is a vSphere plug-in for the VMware vSphere Auto Deploy component. The GUI plug-in allows a user to easily manage the setup and deployment requirements in a stateless environment managed by Auto Deploy. Management VMware Labs Download
MCS ThinView A VMware ThinApp Explorer for compiled ThinApp Packages that can be help to see problems in ThinApp packages. Management MightyCare Download
Virtual USB Analyzer A free and open source tool for visualizing logs of USB packets, from hardware or software USB sniffer tools. Management VMware Labs Download
Thinapped vSphere Client Run vSphere client 4.1 in a snap. No install, just download the EXE and double-click. Management VMware Labs Download
VM Configuration Tool A light weight tool, can configure VMware Virtual server (VM’s ) resources such as CPU, RAM or execute Power operations or change the Name of the VM’S, and also it fetches comprehensive data about the servers and its virtual machines and presents them as visually elegant graphs and reports in a desktop tool dashboard. Management ManageEngine Download
Ruby vSphere Console A Linux console UI for vSphere, built on the RbVmomi bindings to the vSphere API. RVC is a console UI for VMware ESX and VirtualCenter. Management VMware Labs Download
Boomerang A radically simple client application that allows you to use multiple vSphere servers simultaneously. Management VMware Labs Download
VMware vSphere Client for iPad The VMware vSphere Client for iPad is a companion interface to the traditional vSphere client, optimized for viewing and managing your vSphere environment on the go. Management VMware Download
vCenter Converter Standalone Automate and simplify physical to virtual machine conversions as well as conversions between virtual machine formats with VMware vCenter Converter. Migration VMware Download
InventorySnapshot Allows a user to “snapshot” a given vCenter inventory configuration and then reproduce it. Management VMware Labs Download
VM-to-Cloud Calculator Our FREE VM-to-Cloud Calculator quickly discovers all of your virtual machines and estimates what it would cost to move them to the cloud. Miscellaneous SolarWinds Download
VIB Author The VIB Author tool allows ESXi administrator to create custom VIBs at the Community Supported level. VIB stands for vSphere Installation Bundle and is a way of packaging programs that run on ESXi hosts. The custom VIBs can then be used in house, or made available to a wider audience. Miscellaneous VMware Labs Download
Virtual Disk Development Kit The Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) is a collection of C libraries, code samples, utilities, and documentation to help you create or access VMware virtual disk storage. Miscellaneous VMware Download
Memtest86+ Memtest86+ is a thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers. Miscellaneous Open Source Download
Sysinternals Live Sysinternals Live is a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web without hunting for and manually downloading them. Miscellaneous Microsoft Download
WinSCP An open source free SFTP, SCP and FTP client for Windows. Miscellaneous Open Source Download
vLogView A Windows based application which manages VMware ESX Server log files. Miscellaneous Xtravirt Download
ImgBurn Allows you to create and manage ISO files to use with your VMs. Miscellaneous ImgBurn Download
vSphere Plugin Wizard 2.0 Use this tool to create a tabbed plugin of your favourite website or admin page. Miscellaneous Ricky El-Qasem Download
Putty A free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. Miscellaneous Simon Tatham Download
vWorkspace Desktop Optimizer A piece of software that contains our entire ‘optimizing knowledge’, Although optimized for Quest vWorkspace environments, the Quest vWorkspace Desktop Optimizer will work just as well in Citrix XenDesktop or VMware View environments. Miscellaneous Quest Download
ESXi Configuration Backup An automating tool for saving configurations of multiple ESXi. Miscellaneous SLYM Software Download
Virtual Health Monitor Virtual Health Monitor by VMTurbo is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for virtual environments. It provides single pane of glass visibility into VM and infrastructure health. Monitoring VMTurbo Download
Virtualization Performance Viewer Quickly and efficiently monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize virtualized and cloud environments. This
easy-to-use virtualization management software gives you comprehensive visibility, insights, and control.
Monitoring HP Download
IgniteFreeVM IgnitefreeVM pinpoints the root cause of database performance issues in the query, virtual server, or physical host. IgniteFreeVM lets DBAs see the server and VMware admins see how the database interacts with VMware. Monitoring Confio Download
Xangati for ESX A line of virtual appliances providing real-time, continuous visibility into the otherwise invisible activity of a VMware ESX/ESXi host, its virtual machines (VMs) and the infrastructure resources they use. Monitoring Xangati Download
vSphere Mini Monitor Provides a simple extension of the vSphere Web SDK to allow for real-time alerting of important user-based events on your vCenter server. Monitoring Nick Weaver Download
VM Monitor An easy-to-use desktop tool that continuously monitors a VMware® ESX Server and its virtual machines. Monitoring SolarWinds Download
Veeam ONE Free Edition Veeam ONE Free Edition lets you see how 24×7 real-time monitoring, resource optimization, management reporting and more can improve the performance and availability of your virtual environment. Monitoring Veeam Download
VM Health Monitor Monitors important parameters of VMWare ESX and VMWare ESXi servers. The tool fetches comprehensive data about the servers and presents them as visually elegant graphs and reports. Monitoring ManageEngine Download
vAlarm A Windows based application, created by Xtravirt, which monitors alarms generated by VMware® vCenter which supports vCenter 2.5 & 4.0. Monitoring Xtravirt Download
Loadstorm A cool tool which will load a multithreaded CPU load and will generate memory load. Performance Andrew Mitchell Download
HeavyLoad Heavyload is intended to stress all resources of a PC (the CPU, RAM, hard disk, operating system, etc.) in order to test reliability under a heavy load. Performance Jam Software Download
I/O Analyzer I/O Analyzer is a virtual appliance solution by VMware that provides a simple and standardized way of measuring storage performance in a VMware vSphere virtualized environments. I/O Analyzer automates the traditional storage performance analysis cycle and reduces the performance diagnosis time from days to hours. Performance VMware Labs Download
IOBlazer A multi-platform storage stack micro-benchmark. IOBlazer runs on Linux, Windows and OSX and it is capable of generating a highly customizable workload. Performance VMware Labs Download
Iometer An I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. Performance Open Source Download
Memory Performance Tester A Memory Performance Testing utility to outline the speed of different types of memory Performance VMware Download
Esxplot A GUI-based tool that lets you explore the data collected by esxtop in batch mode. Performance VMware Labs Download
vOPS Server Explorer Freeware suite comprised of Environment Explorer, vScope Explorer and award-winning SearchMyVM Explorer to search VMs, assess VM performance and VM health and perform capacity monitoring. Reporting vKernel Download
ESX System Analyzer The ESX System Analyzer is a tool designed to help administrators plan a migration from ESX to ESXi. It analyzes the ESX hosts in your environment and, for each host, collects information on factors that pertain to the migration process. Reporting VMware labs Download
vScope Explorer vScope Explorer is a free tool from VKernel that analyzes and visualizes the entire virtual environment to identify peformance, capacity, and resource efficiency issues in your virtual environment based on analysis from VKernel’s Capacity Analytics Engine. Reporting vKernel Download
ApplicationVIEW Monitor and diagnose capacity bottlenecks in 5 user-selected application VMs. Reporting vKernel Download
vOptimizer WasteFinder Quickly locate and reclaim over-allocated VM storage and dramatically reduce unnecessary storage costs. Reporting Quest Download
Veeam Business View Veeam Business View is an add-on that works with other Veeam products to provide business categorization for your VMware vSphere environment. Reporting Veeam Download
RVTools A windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Reporting Robware Download
VMware SiteSurvey Produces a report showing hardware compatibility and software configuration compatibility with advanced VMware features such as Fault Tolerance. Reporting VMware Download
StorageVIEW Quickly and easily identify the top 5 host/datastore links with the highest storage I/O latency. Reporting vKernel Download
Capacity Modeler Assess the performance impact of capacity changes to your existing virtualized environment. Make changes with confidence. Reporting vKernel Download
CapacityVIEW Quickly diagnose and be alerted to capacity and performance issues across an environment’s storage and server resources. Reporting vKernel Download
Veeam Reporter Free Edition Veeam Reporter Free Edition provides all the core functionality of the full version of Reporter, including full data collection, multi-user support, and Microsoft SQL Server backend. Reporting Veeam Download
VMTurbo Performance and Efficiency Reporter The VMTurbo Performance and Efficieny Reporter is a collection of reports that give insight into performance and efficiency. Reporting VMTurbo Download
VMware Change Reporter Audits all changes and enforces controlled change management processes across your virtual environment. Sends a daily report pointing to every change made to your ESX servers, folders, clusters, resource pools, virtual machines, and their hardware, including previous and current (“before” and “after”) configuration values. Reporting NetWrix Download
Virtual Machine Sprawl Tracker Tracks virtual machine usage statistics and automatically report on inactive and unused virtual machines to justify their deactivation and reclaim precious physical resources. Reporting NetWrix Download
CPU Identification Utility Displays CPU features for VMotion compatibility, EVC and indicates 64-bit VMware support. Reporting VMware Download
VPT Provides an inventory of roles and permissions that are available in a given VMware virtual infrastructure setup. Reporting VMware Labs Download
PowerActions for vSphere Web Client PowerActions integrates the vSphere Web Client and PowerCLI to provide complex automation solutions from within the standard vSphere management client. Scripting VMware Labs Download
WebCommander WebCommander was designed as a framework to wrap your PowerShell and PowerCLI scripts into an easy-to-access web service. Now you can hand off the tasks your users need by simply adding a new script and giving them access to WebCommander. Scripting VMware Labs Download
vGhetto Script Repository OpenSource repository for vGhetto Scripts and Perl/TK based vGhetto Client to vSphere Scripting William Lam Download
vEcoShell vEcoShell eliminates the need to create, debug, and manage Windows PowerShell scripts used in the administration of virtual infrastructures. Scripting Quest Download
vSphere PowerCLI 4.1.1 vSphere PowerCLI is a powerful command line tool that lets you automate all aspects of vSphere management, including network, storage, VM, guest OS and more. Scripting VMware Download
Onyx A standalone application that serves as a proxy between the vSphere Client and the vCenter Server. It monitors the network communication between them and translates it into an executable PowerShell code. Scripting VMware Labs Download
PowerGUI A graphical user interface and script editor for Microsoft Windows PowerShell. Scripting Open Source Download
VMware Community PowerPack This PowerPack contains a variety of scripts from Virtu-al.net and now other blogs such as ict-freak.nl and ntpro.nl transformed and enhanced into a useful PowerPack for both VESI and PowerGUI. Scripting Various Download
Compliance Checker for vSphere A robust utility providing detailed compliance checks against the VMware vSphere Hardening Guidelines Security VMware Download
Compliance Checker for PCI DSS v.1.2 A free, downloadable tool that provides a real-time compliance check for multiple Microsoft Windows servers and desktops against PCI DSS v1.2 requirements. Security VMware Download
SAN Monitor Our free SAN Monitor delivers the visibility you need to stay a superhero-sized step ahead of potential performance problems lurking in your storage array. Storage SolarWinds Download
Storage Response Time Monitor Having trouble with storage latency issues? Seeing your response times getting slower and slower? Download SolarWinds Storage Response Time Monitor and start tracking those sluggish VMs. Storage SolarWinds Download
I/O Analyzer VMware I/O Analyzer is an integrated framework designed to measure storage performance in a virtual environment and to help diagnose storage performance concerns. Storage VMware Labs Download
IOPS Calculator IOPS Calculator is a mobile device app designed to allow general purpose modelling of performance and capacity of disk drives and storage arrays. Storage Xtravirt Download
UBERAlign A tool for VMware Virtual Machine alignment and Space Reclamation Storage Nick Weaver Download
vDisk Informer vDisk Informer demonstrates which virtual disks have potentially wasted space on them and which virtual disks are misaligned causing a performance impact. Storage Ricky El-Qasem Download
Gnome Partition Editor GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions. Storage Open Source Download
SDelete SDelete is a command line utility that allows you to delete one or more files and/or directories, or to cleanse the free space on a logical disk. It can also Zero free space which is good for virtual disk optimization. Storage Microsoft Download
HD Speed Measures both sustained and burst data transfer rates of your hard disks, cd/dvd-roms, flash cards/sticks, floppys, etc. Storage SteelBytes Download
HDD Low Level Format Tool This freeware Low Level Format utility will erase, Low-Level Format and re-certify a SATA, IDE or SCSI hard disk drive with any size of up to 281 474 976 710 655 bytes. Will work with USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures. Storage HDDGURU Download
USB Image Tool USB Image Tool can create images of USB flash drives, that are mounted as USB drives. It allows you to make an exact backup image of your USB Stick. Storage Alexander Beug Download
Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter A plug-in for VMware’s vCenter management console which enables the VMware administrator to quickly obtain context-sensitive information about the HP storage in their VMware environment. Storage HP Download
View Auditing Portal View Auditing Portal is a new web portal that serves as an extension to Horizon View Administrator. VDI VMware Labs Download
ViewDbChk The ViewDbChk tool allows administrators to scan for, and fix provisioning errors that can not be addressed using View Administrator. VDI VMware Labs Download
VMware View for iPad VMware View Client for iPad makes it easy to access your Windows virtual desktop from your iPad with the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN). VDI VMware Download
VMware OS Optimization Tool The VMware OS Optimization Tool helps optimize Windows 7/8/2008/2012 systems for use with VMware Horizon View. The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple systems. VDI VMware Labs Download
OpenFiler A network storage operating system, fronted by a web based management user interface. VSA Open Source Download
FreeNAS An embedded open source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD VSA Open Source Download
Celerra UBER v3.2 A free EMC based virtual storage appliance. VSA Nick Weaver Download
StarWind Free Edition StarWind Free is an iSCSI Target that converts any Windows server into a SAN. VSA StarWind Software Download
SvSAN for VMware Provides a single shared data store on your existing servers disk or other direct attached storage device. VSA StorMagic Download
NSS Virtual Appliance Lite A pre-built, pre-configured, and ready-to-run software application packaged with an operating system in a virtual machine for the SMB and ROBO. VSA FalconStor Download
UBER VNX (NFS) v1 A free EMC based virtual storage appliance. VSA Nick Weaver Download

*Source : http://vsphere-land.com/vinfo/free-tools

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