Whether you are new to virtualization or already very familiar and growing your cloud IT infrastructure, VMware has free and useful tools to help address challenges you may be facing as a small and mid-size business… such as limited budget, time, or resources. I’d like to share a few of our popular FREE tools that I provide during my customer calls, and that I think you’ll find useful and can enable you to experience real benefits in a short period of time.
Our vSphere Hypervisor
The vSphere Hypervisor is available at no cost to help anyone experience the benefits of virtualization. Granting free access to vSphere’s hypervisor functionality enables IT professionals to become familiar with the technology and prove its value in their organization.
Maybe you are interested in virtualization, but new to it and concerned you don’t have the time or expertise. VMware Go provides a browser interface and an intuitive wizard to guide new users through the installation and setup of a virtualized environment. What I find useful for customers is showing how easy it is to:
- Do initial setup of the vSphere Hypervisor
- Create virtual machines
- Manage VMware vSphere Hypervisor hosts and virtual machines
Experienced VMware User? Use the Free VMware Go for:
- Discovery of physical and virtual machines
- Discovery of application patch levels on those machines
- View patch levels in a Heat Map – Learn which machines are most vulnerable!
- vCenter Awareness – streamline the management process
- Help Desk functionality
VMware Lab Flings
The tools offered here are pet projects from our VMware Engineers. They are totally free so start downloading!
vCMA Fling – VMware vCenter Mobile Access, a great way to mobilize your IT management, to give you agility and flexibility when you need it on the go.
VMware Solution Exchange
Virtual Appliances are pre-built, pre-configured, ready-to-run application solutions with “Just enough Operating System” to run on the VMware vSphere Hypervisor.
I hear the enthusiasm you have for the advanced work we’re doing at VMware on a daily basis. And, I wanted to pass along how our VMware team listens to you and continues to provide the best tools, like some of the ones I noted above, to enable your IT and business success.
I hope you found this information useful. What's your favorite VMware related tool?
Until next time!
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