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Useful applications for VMware environments

Written by Xaus Xavier Nadal on May 12th, 2013

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Today we are going to show several useful applications for VMware, these apps are free and do not require much knowledge to use.

Some of them are quite powerful and as you will see are continuing to substitute existing VMware environments in applications, but in some cases improved by the community. It's amazing what programmers can do with a good base of knowledge and with your imagination.

UBERAlign, IOMETER, and ESXI-customizer

UBERAlign

And finally, the best of 3, UBERAlign is a Windows application by or through an appliance (OVA) allows us to align Vmware vmdk disks of virtual machines with disk array which is mounted and the system vmfs windows for example.

 

2 consists of parts, the client and the virtual machine..

 

In the case of creating vmdk disks using the Virtual Center problem in the vmdk not exist, but instead of mounting windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 assemble an older operating system the vmfs system will not be properly aligned and have the possibility of increasing the disk performance if we use this tool.

 

They say that we can expect to earn between 9 13% and performance in virtual infrastructure.

 

With UBERAlign we can first diagnose whether we have a failure of alignment and then resolve it if you think fit.

 

But this tool goes further, also achieved if we needed reclaim space that we are not using in virtual machines and after transforming discs to thin to have this space on LUN to accommodate more machines, you can see in the following video .

 

http://vimeo.com/31551795

 

Until you takes a snapshot of the virtual machine if there is a problem in the process.

 

If you want to see why it is important to explain the alignment you perfectly in the following link: http://www.blueshiftblog.com/?p=300

 

You can see more advanced information on the following link http://nickapedia.com/2011/11/07/for-advanced-users-uberalign-api-cli-powershell/

IOMETER

The first application we show is Iometer which you can download from the following link: http://www.iometer.org/doc/downloads.htmlThis application is open source and is not only useful for VMware environments, but for environments where we have a SAN, NAS, iSCSI, or even local disks back to store our data, computers or servers, this app serves as you said the word to measure disk IOPs we want, but we can also see the response times and MBs per second and other data.

 

When running the application will allow us to select the disks we want or even access to network drives by 5 top menu icon.

Iometer

When you have selected disks to the tab accedéis Access Specifications and You select the tests you want. We recommend all in one, for simplicity.

 

Measure IOPS

 

Click on the flag icon to start the test. I create a file. Csv in the location you desire, and in the Results Display tab after (we recommend several hours) you will see real results.

ESXI-customizer

ESXI-customizer is an easy to use script that automates the process of customizing a Esxi by ISO with specific drivers that can install and originally not included in the product.

Unlike other scripts and manuals that are available for this purpose ESXI-customizer completely runs on Windows and requires no knowledge or access to Linux, only need to have the patches in a. tgz or vib and choose your ISO of VMware ESXi.

 

ESXi Customizer

 

You can download the latest version from the following link: http://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer.html#download

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