The VIB Author tool allows ESXi administrator to create custom VIBs at the Community Supported level. VIB stands for vSphere Installation Bundle and is a way of packaging programs that run on ESXi hosts. The custom VIBs can then be used in house, or made available to a wider audience.
vFabric Data Director Service Gateway for Cloud Foundry enables service providers to deliver a vFabric Postgres database-as-a-service solution based on CloudFoundry.org and vFabric Data Director.
VMware Boomerang is a radically simple client application that allows you to use multiple vSphere servers simultaneously.
GuestReclaim reclaims dead space from NTFS volumes hosted on a thin provisioned SCSI disk. The tool can also reclaim space from full disks and partitions, thereby wiping off the file systems on it. As the tool deals with active data, please take all precautionary measures understanding the SCSI UNMAP framework and backing up important data.
gemcached is a memcached server written in Java that understands memcached’s ASCII protocol and translates it into GemFire operations.
vBenchmark is a simple application that allows you to measure key datacenter operational and efficiency metrics. Simply connect to your vCenter Server hosts and the application provides a snapshot of these metrics for your entire virtualized environment.
InventorySnapshot allows a user to “snapshot” a given vCenter inventory configuration and then reproduce it.
The ESX System Analyzer is a tool designed to help administrators plan a migration from ESX to ESXi.
Lmock is another mocking framework for Java, initially targeting Google’s Android OS, but actually working on any environment.
vCloud Director (vCD for short) relies heavily on the vCenter Servers and host machines it uses. And there may be times when you want to “uninstall” all traces of vCD from your servers and machines. CloudCleaner is a free product that helps restore these systems to a clean state. It selectively (or completely) removes all vCD-created virtual machines, resource pools, network pools, and networks. It can also unprepare hosts that have been prepared by vCD.
The plugin is general enough to support other CIM compliant services and is not limited only to ESX. However the primary goal for developing the plugin was to expose ESX CIMOM in the vCenter Orchestrator. This affected the API design.
With vCMA, you can monitor and manage VMware Infrastructure from your phone with an interface that is optimized for such devices.
Perspectives Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator provides an easy way to publish a set of workflows for a group of people on the vCO web front end.
VMware Permissions Tool (VPT) is a command line tool that helps vCenter users to query the permissions given to a particular principal.
CloudFS is a prototype replicated and distributed storage system for the VMware ESX platform. It allows VMs to run using local storage, without any single points of failure.
VMware Zimbra for Android (VZA) is a native Android collaboration application. It allows you to access your email, calendar, contacts, tasks and files from any Android device, specifically smartphones and tablets. VZA supports any Microsoft ActiveSync compliant email server and also supports the VMware Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS). With ZCS as the backend, VZA offers several additional ZCS-only features such as Briefcase, Saved Searches, etc. that are not available in any of the Android email applications in the market today.
PXE Manager for vCenter enables ESXi host state (firmware) management and provisioning.
Run vSphere client in a snap: carry this thinapp on a USB and your vSphere client is available on the go.
Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) is a Linux console UI for vSphere, built on the RbVmomi bindings to the vSphere API.
PowerShell is a scripting language Microsoft developed to help administrators manage the Windows environment. Third parties can write their own snap-ins (dynamic linked libraries) to implement new commands, which are called
cmdlets. With VDSPowerCli, users can use the
cmdlets provided by PowerCLI to manage vSphere Distributed Switch(VDS).