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VKernel Launches Free Virtual Machine Documentation Tool

VKernel Corporation, a provider of easy-to-use and quick-to-deploy virtual server management solutions, today launched a new free virtual machine (VM) documentation tool for VMware ESX environments. SnapshotMyVM, a standalone application, quickly documents and inventories all VMs to eliminate costly manual processes.

"Documenting physical servers is one of a system administrator's least desirable and time-consuming tasks. In a virtual data center, it becomes even more challenging as the environment is dynamic, and static documentation quickly becomes outdated," said Alex Bakman, founder and CEO of VKernel. "SnapshotMyVM automates this process, making it extremely easy and efficient to identify, document, and inventory all VMs in the virtual data center."

SnapshotMyVM is a quick-to-deploy, standalone Windows application. Within minutes, the free tool completely automates the time-consuming documentation process, collects dozens of important VM attributes, and creates detailed reports. Users can export their documentation to XML formatted files to save, edit, customize, archive, and share them with others. Some the information SnapshotMyVM collects, includes:

  • VM name
  • Guest operating system
  • Host hardware type, manufacturer, and version
  • VM resource (CPU, memory, storage, network) configurations
  • VM resource utilization statistics (save a week of historical data)

SnapshotMyVM is the third free tool from VKernel to help system administrators overcome the day-to-day challenges of successfully managing and growing their VMware environments. Other free tools offered by VKernel include the "Google-like" search utility, SearchMyVM and the CompareMyVM community site where users learn how to right-size VMs. SnapshotMyVM can be downloaded here:

VKernel Virtual Server Management Solutions

VKernel's main suite of virtual server management solutions is a set of innovative, "plug-and-play" virtual appliances designed to quickly address real world systems management challenges with advanced analytics as organizations migrate to virtual data center environments. VKernel products enable IT groups to immediately solve today's critical pain points by providing visibility into the capacity and resource consumption of each virtual machine. VKernel products include:

  • Capacity Analyzer -- proactively and predicatively monitor shared capacity resources to prevent current and future problems
  • Chargeback -- provide cost visibility and implementing chargeback processes
  • Modeler -- quickly test and validate additions and changes to see the impact on the environment before going live
  • SearchMyVM -- free "Google-like" search utility to find information in virtual environments
  • CompareMyVM -- a free community website tool that allows visitors to exchange and compare VMware ESX Server virtual machine (VM) resource allocations with that of the community at large
Published Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6:39 PM by David Marshall
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