VMware Tools Client
VMware Tools Client is a beta tools to interact with VMs without network connectivity. May know, there is some vSphere API that developers can write some codes and developing their tools for vSphere environments.
VMware Tools Client written by Pierre Lainé is a useful tool to managing virtual machines via vSphere Guest API and VMware Tools.
The tool developed by Java, so JRE or JDK should installed on manage machine. As Java is cross-platform run-time, so VMware Tools Client will run on any machine, Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac.
VMware Tools Client allows administrators to:
- Upload and download files between management client machine and virtual machine.
- Run scripts to reconfigure operating system, troubleshooting and other tasks.
- Troubleshooting network by ping some addresses from within the virtual machine.
VMware Tools Client be able to connect to vCenter and load vCenter inventory, so administrators can select and manage any virtual machine.
PowerCLI also provides commands such as Invoke-VMScript to run script or batch via VMware Tools on virtual machines but VMware Tools Client is more featured.
It’s beta version yet but available on this link for public download:
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Each virtual machine has UUID and it will appear on OS as guest UUID too.
A universally unique identifier (UUID) is a 128-bit number used to identify information in computer systems, the 16 bytes of this value are separated by spaces. Microsoft uses the term globally unique identifier (GUID), either as a synonym for UUID or to refer to a particular UUID variant.
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You may read previous post about OpBot on this blog and if you didn’t check it, here is the previous post:
OpBot – Virtual Assistant For Your Virtual Datacenter
Now, new version of the virtual assistant is available to download and try it as free software for limited period of time. There is some changes to improve your assistance performance:
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You may know this great free tool that I guess, most of VMware vSphere administrators used it for create reports from their environment.
RVTools is a Windows .NET application and you need to install .NET4 for run the latest version.
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It seems, there is an issue on HPE G8 servers with the below ESXi versions:
- ESXi 5.5 Patch 10
- ESXi 6.0 Patch 4
- ESXi 6.5
Intel® IOMMU’s (aka VT-d) interrupt remapper functionality has been changed in the above versions and you need to enable it manually:
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Finally, the new version of Nakivo is available to download as beta version.
The new version has many new features and improvements that we have reviewed them on the previous posts:
Nakivo 7 Beta! Hyper-V Supported Now!
Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 – New Features
Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 – Skip Swap File!
Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 – vSphere 6.5 Support!
Read the above posts if you want to know about new features!
You can download beta version from this link: https://www.nakivo.com/resources/whats-new-in-v7.html
And also get a gift card!
Try the new features and share your experience with me as comment.
I’m sure that if you have mixed environments, Nakivo is one of best backup solutions for you because of supporting Hyper-V and vSphere in new version.
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OpBot is a virtual assistant for VMware vSphere from Opvizor. OpBot is a full featured OpBot, that can manage VMware vSphere via natural chat commands from any device and any place. You can also connect OpBot with Opvzor Performance Analyzer, which unleashes amazing new remote troubleshooting and analysis possibilities.
OpBot can give you some useful information about your virtual datacenter such as:
Filter your VMs using wildcards, cluster or ESXi hosts and get information about the virtual and physical hardware configuration.
Get ESXi and Virtual Machine CPU and Memory Load as well as disk usage information.
Check instantly for existing Snapshots, creation date and comments.
Using this virtual assistant has many benefits for you:
- No VPN: There is no need to use VPN for secure access to your virtual datacenter.
- No RDP Session
- No Mobile Hotspot
- Any Device: You can ask OpBot to do some tasks from any deviecs.
- Any Place: You can do it from any place and any location.
- async commands
- Audit log in the chat
- Avoid annoying bandwidth issues using remote desktops or VMware Web client
How does that work?
You import a virtual appliance in your environment that consists of a stripped down Ubuntu 16.04 linux and includes the components of our OpBot for Slack, a VMware vSphere API connector as well as a VMware PowerCLI Core implementation.
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