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3rd-Party RVTools for VMware Updated to Version 1.1

VCP, Rob de Veij has recently updated his RVTools, a small .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display the version of the installed VMware tools.

It also shows if the tools are upgradeable. The button "Upgrade VMware Tools" starts an UpgradeTools_Task for every selected VM.  It currently only supports ESX Server 3.x, VirtualCenter 2.x and ESX Server 3i.


RVTools screen shot

Version 1.1 updates with the following features:

  • You can copy the selected datagrid values with ctrl-c to the clipboard. The header text is automatically included. After this you can paste the clipboard data to your favorite editor.
  • The login form remembers the names and/or IP addresses of the entered ESX hosts and/or VirtualCenter servers.
  • You can use a filter to display only the "templates" or "virtual machines".
  • Annotations "notes" field is visible in the datagrid.


Download RVTools version 1.1.

Thanks to Rob for creating this tool, and thanks to Duncan from Yellow Bricks for exposing me to it.

Published Monday, May 12, 2008 5:37 AM by David Marshall
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