Tools

Just a collection of links to some system administration tools (mostly free) that I find useful. Primarily so I can find them when I need them but hopefully you will find them useful also.

Know of a great tool that is not listed here? Drop me a note in the comments.

VM Reporting/Administration

RVTools <-AWESOME TOOL!
Awesome tool to collect, display, and export information about a VMware vSphere environment.

File Transfer

Veeam FastSCP
Secure file transfer.

WinSCP
Another nice secure file transfer/ftp client.

File Utilities

7 Zip
Compression and archive utility.

Remote Connection Utilities

PuTTY
SSH client.

Remote Desktop Connection Manager
RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections

Real VNC Viewer

LDAP Browser
Nice tool for browsing and testing LDAP

Editors

Vim
Advanced text editor.

Notepad++
Great notepad replacement.

Bench Marking

Load Storm
Handy utility for generating CPU and memory load.

HD Speed
Measures both sustained and burst data transfer rates of your hard disks.

Drive Utilities

ISO Recorder
Copy CD/DVD to ISO – Burn ISO to CD/DVD

Win32 Disk Imager
A Windows tool for writing to USB sticks or SD cards.

Virtual Clone Drive
Mounts images as virtual drive.

Online Tools

IP Subnet Calculator
Sometimes you just don’t feel like doing it in your head.

DropBox
Online file storage and anywhere access.


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  • May 26, 2021 at 11:45 am
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    Howdy Howdy–

    Many thanks and a big fan of some of the scripts with the Simplivity stuff. Have used several as well as a few minor tweeks to the backup copy, just for better feedback:

    New Backup Id is: dde4f29f-18f4-4558-8b94-c4f62501de14
    Setting Retention Time on Copied Backup to 36681 Minutes from 05/26/2021 10:39:15
    Backup # 86 of total of 500 on this run.
    Source Backup Expiration: 2021-06-21T03:00:00Z
    Copying 2021-05-09T22:00:00-05:00 for WIWRMS-CTXAD01 Backup ID 140e5510-d2d1-41fd-a71d-44d7c5d4ccae to WRM-Gen10
    Waiting to Backup Copy to Complete – Backup # 86 of total of 500 – WIWRMS-CTXAD01 – Copy started at: 5/26/2021 10:40:09 AM
    Waiting to Backup Copy to Complete – Backup # 86 of total of 500 – WIWRMS-CTXAD01 – Copy started at: 5/26/2021 10:40:09 AM
    Waiting to Backup Copy to Complete – Backup # 86 of total of 500 – WIWRMS-CTXAD01 – Copy started at: 5/26/2021 10:40:09 AM
    Waiting to Backup Copy to Complete – Backup # 86 of total of 500 – WIWRMS-CTXAD01 – Copy started at: 5/26/2021 10:40:09 AM
    Waiting to Backup Copy to Complete – Backup # 86 of total of 500 – WIWRMS-CTXAD01 – Copy started at: 5/26/2021 10:40:09 AM
    Backup 2021-05-09T22:00:00-05:00 for WIWRMS-CTXAD01 copied to WRM-Gen10 – Completed Successfully

    as well as a email it sends out at the completion.

    Question – Have you ever come up with anything that would work for migrating the backups to a different federation? With consolidation and changes, sometimes we have had to rebuild and move to a new vcenter. Would be fast than to just let them age out. Been looking but unlikely to find something, but also didn’t know about the Cross Vcenter Migration Tool, so figured I would specifically ask 🙂 Thanks again.

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