Good free tools for VMware VI are not easy to come by so I thought I would write a post about one I think may have some usefulness. It’s from VKernel and it’s called SearchMyVM.
According to VKernel here are the benefits:
- FREE “Google–like” SearchMyVM tool
- Quickly find info in your VMware data center
- Gain more insight into your environment
- Save significant time
The tool, like other VKernel downloads, comes already packaged as a VM that just needs to be imported into your VirtualCenter (vCenter or ESX). Once imported and booted, do a quick configuration and just open your browser to the IP address you have given the tool. Then create a custom query for your search, a good example listed: “Return a list of all VMs that fail to vMotion”.
The tool release is version 3.0 and there is pretty good step-by-step instructions for the installation guide.
If you’d like to try SearchMyVM for yourself here is the link to VKernel <Download>
Do you know of a free tool that you’d like to recommend for VMware, Hyper-V or Xen? Please let us know with a quick post.