**UPDATE** 9/8/2011 - This list has been updated to Top 10 Free VMware vSphere Tools and Utilities for 2011
**Update** 7/22/2010 If you want to dive into performance, take a look at VM Advanced ISO. Free Tools for Advanced Tasks
Over the past month I have installed and tested almost every single tool on my previous blog post of A List of FREE VMware vSphere Tools. I will be doing a demo of these Top 10 tools and utilities at the next Kentuckiana Virtualization Users Group meeting on May 21st. (note: I did not put any free tools from VMware in the top 10. Why? Alot of products from VMware are awesome, I just wanted to give other vendors and contributers of the VMware community a chance to shine.)
How the scoring went down:
- Can It be used on ESX, ESXi, and vCenter?
- 1 point for standalone ESX, 2 points for standalone ESXi, and 2 points for vCenter
- Ease of installation
- 1 to 5 points on ease of installation
- Feature Rich
- 1 to 5 points based how many different features are included
- How well does it perform
- 1 to 5 points based on how well it's main feature performs
- Can this be used as an everyday tool?
- 1 to 5 points based on if it's a one time use or if it can be used everyday. More points for an everyday tool
Without further ado, here are your Top 10 Free products to use with VMware vSphere
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