Tool Box

Licensing & Product Guides

Product Guide – Official licensing notes, metrics, and definitions.

EULA –  VMware End User License Agreements and legal doocuments for all products.

License Tool Tracker – use to lookup your license keys

VMware Entitlement Account (EA) Look Up Tool – tool for partners to lookup their Customers’ Entitlement Account Number. Login Required.

Presales & Training Tool Box

White Board via Twiddla – Interactive White Board Meeting. Click to start an on demand interactive white boarding meeting.

Hands On Labs – use for demos or to get hands on with any VMware product now and on demand

Product Walkthroughs – click through various VMware products (vCloud Suite, Virtual SAN, NSX, VSOM, etc)

Solution Enablement Toolkits – are a collection of sales, marketing, technical and service delivery assets (such as blueprints, powerpoint presos and SOWs) that serve as the primary vehicle to create and deliver packaged solutions.

Calculators & Sizing

LakeSide SysTrack Desktop Assessment – Free cloud based service which provides you with everything you need to gain visibility into your end user environment, understand the best deployment options for Horizon and assess your costs.

Virtual SAN Calculator (VSAN) – determine how many hosts, ssd, memory and components you need to build your new Virtual SAN

vCloud Air Pricing Calculator – This tool is for vCloud Air pricing purposes only

VM-to-Cloud Calculator – SolarWinds VM2C Discovers Virtual Machines & Estimates the Cost to Move to the Cloud

VDI Calculator – VDI calculator is targeted for VMware View designs, however you can use the calculator for any VDI running on top of vSphere infrastructure

Visio Stencils

VMware vSphere Visio Stencils – box shots and product photos

Presentation Pack – general virtualization stencils

Veeam Stencils – VMware and Hyper-V stencils

VCE Vblock Visio Stencils – Vblock stencils

VisioCafe – datacenter stencils

Postsales & Technical Tool Box

TinyCore – Builder for VMware View creates a very small Linux (TinyCore) disk image (iso) that boots into a pre-configured VMware View session. The iso image is only 39MB  allowing you to place it onto a USB stick, a PXE server, or local hard disk.

UNetbootin – create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD.

RVTools – uses the VI SDK 2.5 to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts.

Loadstorm – utility to generate CPU and/or memory load within a virtual machine. Great for testing out DRS

vDisk Informer – demonstrates which virtual disks have potentially wasted space on them and which virtual disks are misaligned causing a performance impact

ESXi Customizer – automates the process of customizing the ESXi install-ISO with drivers that are not originally included

vOptimizer WasteFinder – quickly locate and reclaim over-allocated VM storage and dramatically reduce unnecessary storage costs

Vdisk Waste Finder – report which disks are over-allocated

VMTurbo Virtual Health Monitor – a complete suite of Virtual Infrastructure Monitoring capabilities that also includes reporting. Seen many times on the top 10 Free Tools edition.

VMmark – Get an accurate measurement of application performance in virtualized environments with VMmark, the industry’s first virtualization benchmark for x86-based computers

vCenter Converter – of course we all know this appliance for easy P2V migrations

vSphere Management Assistant – allows administrators and developers to run scripts and agents to manage ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server systems.

PowerCLI – a powerful command line tool that lets you automate all aspects of vSphere management, including network, storage, VM, guest OS and more.

VMware Studio – an integrated development tool that packages software applications into virtual appliances and vApps that are ready to run and optimized for VMware product platforms and the cloud.

VMware Compliance Checker for vSphere – Check the compliance of your IT infrastructure against specific standards and best practices that are applicable for the environment

esxplot –  GUI based tool that lets you explore the data collected by esxtop in batch mode.

vCMA –  VMware vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA) – vCMA allows you to monitor and manage VMware Infrastructure from your mobile phone with an interface that is optimized for such devices.

Virtual USB Analyzer – free and open source tool for visualizing logs of USB packets, from hardware or software USB sniffer tools

VMware Auto Deploy – supports automatic PXE boot and customization of large numbers of ESXi systems

I/O Analyzer – a simple and standardized way of measuring storage performance in a VMware vSphere virtualized environments.

InventorySnapshot – allows a user to “snapshot” a given vCenter inventory configuration and then reproduce it.

ThinApp Factory – brings centralized administration and automation to the process of creating virtualized Windows applications with VMware ThinApp technology

VMware OS Optimization Tool – helps optimize Windows 7 desktops 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.

VisualEsxtop – is an enhanced version of resxtop and esxtop. VisualEsxtop can connect to VMware vCenter Server or ESX hosts, and display ESX server stats with a better user interface and more advanced features.

Statsfeeder – is a tool that enables performance metrics to be retrieved from vCenter and sent to multiple destinations, including 3rd party systems.

Controlled Recompose of a VMware View Linked Clone Pool of Virtual Desktops – It first identifies a free desktop and recomposes it to create the first Replica Desktop.

Guest Reclaim – reclaims dead space from NTFS volumes hosted on a thin provisioned SCSI disk.

vBenchmark measures the performance of a VMware virtualized infrastructure across three categories: Efficiency, Operational Agility, Quality of Service

InventorySnapshot – allows a user to “snapshot” a given vCenter inventory configuration and then reproduce it.

TS Tweaker – This Application will allow you to tweak some common registry changes to optimise Terminal Server

VMware OS Optimization Tool – helps optimize Windows 7 desktops 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.

Virtual Storage Appliances (VSA)

Nexenta – VSA of Nexenta

OpenFiler – OpenFiler

FreeNAS – FreeNAS

StarWind Free Edition – iSCSI SAN with Deduplication

FalconStor Virtual SAN appliance – a feature-limited edition of the FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) Virtual Appliance.

QuadStor – Enterprise Ready Open Source Storage Virtualization

Post Sales Technical Support 

VMware Technical Resource Center – one search does it all for VMware technical inquiries.

Knowledge Base – provides support solutions, error messages and troubleshooting guides.

Compatibility Guides

VMware Certified Compatibility Guides – certified compatibility guides by VMware support.

Community-Supported Hardware and Software – hardware and software components that have been reported to work by the community or vendor.

Supported Guest and Host Operating Systems – supported guest and host operating systems.

Product Interoperability Matrix – compare two solutions to validate if they are compatible with eachother.

Other 

vRelic Message Encryption – send encrypted messages to someone using a shared private key.

VMware Phone Number 

VMware: 877-486-9273