RVTools 2.9.5 Released

October 29th, 2010 by jason Leave a reply »

I missed the release (probably due to VMworld 2010 excitement), but a month later I’ve discovered that Dutch rock star Rob de Veij has provided the community with an update to his free VMware virtualization utility RVTools.  Version 2.9.5 boasts the following new features:

On vInfo tab new field: Guest heartbeat status. The heartbeat status is classified as:

  • gray – VMware Tools are not installed or not running,
  • red – no heartbeat, guest operating system may have stopped responding.
  • yellow -intermittent heartbeat, may be due to guest load.
  • green – guest operating system is responding normally.

Feedback for the next release: The heartbeat status isn’t entirely reliable. For instance, the Celerra VMs show a heartbeat status of red. In reality, the VMware Tools are reported as not installed by the vSphere Client.

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On vMemory tab new fields: Ballooned memory, consumed overhead memory, private memory, shared memory, swapped memory and static memory entitlement

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On vDatastore tab new field: Full device address (controller, target, device)

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On vInfo tab new fields: Committed storage, uncommitted storage and unshared storage

Feedback for the next release: Comma separators or larger units of storage would be extremely helpful.  These numbers are too large to deal with from a reporting standpoint.

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Very nice job Rob!  Keep up the great work!

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