Monday, June 16, 2008

VMware tools: ESX StorageView

I've already posted on my blog about the MightyCare ESX Patcher. Now with ESX 3.5 it's become a bit obsolete, but those guys are still working on some pretty cool stuff that you can freely use in your virtual environment.

I've downloaded and installed their MCS Storageview tool, which displays all the logical partitions (so not just the vmdk files) of all your running virtual machines on ESX 3.x or VC 2.x.
The tool can also display how much of the logical partition is free space, so the admin can decrease the partitions if needed.


The tool can be downloaded here. You'll see on the page that there are more cool tools to download, such as the snapshot checker.

1 comment:

Peter Rudolf said...

New Version StorageView 1.1

Read and Refresh the Data automatic every x Minutes
- Sort the Columns
- Store the Data in a MS-Access DB
- DatabaseView with Graphical Diagrams for the logical Partitions (You can See now the History from used and unused Spaces) and see what Storage the VM REALLY Needed
- DatabaseView with Graphical Diagrams for the Memory Usage (You can See now the History from used and unused Memory) and see what Memory the VM REALLY Needed
- DatabaseView with Graphical Diagrams for the CPU Usage (You can See now the History from used and unused CPU) and see what CPU the VM REALLY Needed
- In all Graphical Diagrams you can Zoom in and Out in the History (also print the diagram,…)