There are a lot of great tools out there which are incredibly helpful – and unbelievable but true – free of cost!
This page is designed to provide an overview of the best free virtualization tools. If you feel that there is a great one missing do not hesitate to leave a comment or drop me an email. I will continuously updating this page.
The tools are not in any order – neither alphabetically nor thematic:
Veeam offers great software products for virtual environments – and many of them are free of cost! Here is a list of some of them:
- Veeam Backup Free Edition v8
- Veeam ONE Free Edition
- Veeam Endpoint Backup (beta)
Read more about this tool in these blog posts:
Hands on: Veeam Endpoint Backup (Version 1.0 Beta)
How to – create a Veeam Endpoint Backup Free Recovery Media
Virtual Health Monitor | VMTurbo
Virtual Health Monitor is a free and unlimited virtualization monitoring and reporting tool. The software is distributed as a virtual appliance and works completely agent-less.
Downloadlink: VMTurbo Virtal Health Monitor
The tool connects to your vCenter server and captures all kinds of information about the virtual infrastructure.
The collected data is presented to you in an excel style spreadsheet: neatly lined up into columns and tabs – everything is easy to find and ready to analyse.
Read more about the tool in this blog post: RVTools 3.7 are available
Downloadlink: RVTools latest version
With Unitrends Free you can backup up to 1 TB of production VM data for free (unlimited number of VMs and sockets).
The software supports features like Instant VM Recovery, Incremental Forever Backups and offers a cloud integration (eg. Google Cloud Storage, Google Nearline, Amazon Simple Storage Service).
Download: Unitrends Free