With the experience working some
years with Virtual
PC, Virtual Server
I've accumulated some programs
that help me
a lot in managing virtual environments
and decided, in
this article, share them
with you. Are
some simple software,
but help in the automation, monitoring,
administration of virtualized environments.
There is no order
of the best, all are
recognized as indispensable.
Free Powershell 3.0 script to get a detailed report of your VHost and VM's running Hyper-v 3.0
The Reports date and time of running
The Vhost's Name and Uptime
The Vhost's amount of RAM and Virtaul CPUs
The Vhosts IP addresses, MACs and NIC Description
The Vhost disk space available on drive C: (you can add as many drives as you need in the script)
The Vhosts Virtual switches and their names
The Total # of VM's on the VHost and their: Name, RAM(GB), vCPU Count, State, Status, Uptime, AutomaticStartAction,
The VM's BIOS setting (startorder and num-lock state)
The VM's Virtual Switch it is attached to and IP address/MAC
The VM's DVD information and if anything is mounted
The VM's Hard drive file location, type, format and size
The VM's Snapshots and location
free script here
5nine Easy V2V Converter
Free, fast and easy-to-use VMware / Hyper-V Virtual Machines Conversion.
5nine V2V Easy Converter performs fast and non-intrusive conversion and fixup of selected VMware Virtual Machines to Windows Hyper-V VMs with highest conversion
success ratio. 5nine V2V Easy Converter can be used as a standalone tool on different versions of Windows Server, including Free Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2/SP1, Server 2008 Core, Windows 8/Server 2012, Full and Core installations and does not require
any additional software licenses. Current version of 5nine V2V Converter supporthttp://i.microsoft.com/global/ImageStore/PublishingImages/logos/56x56/microsoft_logo_56x56.pngs conversion of Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Server 2003 (x86 and x64),
and most of Advanced Server 2000, Ubuntu and CentOS configurations.
There are several
tools for conversion
of virtual systems
from third parties, such as VMWare
to Hyper-V. Most of them
have some limitations.
One of the most complete
and easiest to use is
the StarWinds V2V converter.
With it you can
convert a virtual
disk in VMware
in minutes, and
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter
Tech Note: As of this date (Nov. 24, 2013) This product does not work with 2012 R2
Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts including Hyper-V on Windows Server® 2012. As part of the machine conversion MVMC converts the virtual disks attached to the source virtual machine. It also migrates configuration such
as memory, virtual processor and so on from the source virtual machine to the converted virtual machine deployed on Hyper-V. It adds virtual network interface cards (NICs) to the converted virtual machine on Hyper-V.
There is a stand alone converter as well as a VMware vSphere Client Plug-In version.
Hyper-v web interface
A simple web interface to Hyper-v 3.0.
Currently program allows only basic virtual machine management:
Turn off power
It is console application. It can work directly from the command line on a Hyper-V Server and supports installation as service.
Application contains a webserver which hosts a small web application that handles virtual machines on local Hyper-V server.
System requirements for host system: Hyper-V 3.0, Hyper-V Server 2012, Windows 2012 Server with Hyper-V role, Windows 8 with Hyper-V role.
this program convert
a folder into an ISO file.
For security in
Hyper-V you cannot move
files between the
physical and virtual machine (existing function
in Virtual PC).
This software helps this
need, allowing to add ISO file
to CD with the VMs.
makes the same service
did System Engineers in
environments to migrate to the latest versions
of servers and
clients such as Windows
2008 R2, Windows
7, Exchange 2010,
etc. From a client
(without the needs of a server) its analyze
the entire network to seek systems
that can be migrated, what hardware configuration is
needed, servers that can be
virtualized, ROI report,
Green IT and several
other very useful information
to show you the ropes
of planning and design
phase of a
of the best practices
of using Hyper-V
is to use the
host system with the
Server Core installation. It offers
an environment with
the command line without
graphical interface, providing more security
and performance, once
they are installed only
the resources needed to
run Windows Server
Core. The only complaint
is precisely the
lack of graphical environment.
This WAS a
with 2.0 CoreConfig
is possible to run
powershell scripts with
a graphical environment, offering
features and options that are usually
do using command
Hyper-V Stencils and Hack
tool you can analyze your
hack servers and
have some performance information,
usage, and a map for
all of these results
using Microsoft Visio.
Virtual Machine Migration Test
want to migrate a VM
between different hosts
is necessary to
check the compatibility before to
make sure that
everything will go well. The
VMMT does just
this service to
ensure that the migration will go smoothly.
the benefits of virtualization
is very common
enterprises migrate their
to virtual machines.
This work can now
be done with just two clicks
a tool that
converts your physical machine
into virtual ones in a simple
Linux Integration Components
maximum integration between
VMs and Hyper-V
you need to install the Integration Components
(ICs). IC for
support for Susi, RedHat,
CentOS, and many others non-official OSses.
Hyper-V Best Practice Analyzer
installation and configuration of
a virtualized environment is interesting to
apply the best practices and
monitor the servers to see if
there is any misconfiguration
or some feature
that is not being
used well. With Hyper-V
BPA is possible to
have several tips to
help you use Microsoft's best practices
and identify these problems.
Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
common to use templates
of virtual machines to automate
the creation time
of them. But sometimes the
these VMs become
a challenge. VMST
can tell you how to update
patches to the
VM offline without having to
create a new image.
use gadgets, small
that are displayed
on the desktop.
You can monitor
etc., all from
Securable – Virtualization Assistance
takes a few prerequisites
compatible processor, etc.
if your server
all of them
Visio Virtual Stencil
It is very
of the virtual environment.
A widely used
lots of icons,
and documentation of the
Powershell Library for Hyper-V
PowerShell Modules for
help manage the
If you are
your servers, but
spend too much,
free version of Hyper-V
It has all features available in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and runs in a server core version without graphical interface .
All for free!
Free HyperV Configuration Tool 1.0 Download
Free HyperV Configuration Tool serves as a smart desktop tool that continuously monitors Hyper V, a Microsoft virtual server, across your network
and more importantly, it empowers you to manage / configure those VM's in real-time and ensures your mission-critical applications run smoothly.
· Up to 10MB of DISK space
· .NET Framework 2.0 and above
mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. mRemoteNG adds bug fixes and new features to mRemote.
It allows you to view all of your remote connections in a simple yet powerful tabbed interface.
mRemoteNG supports the following protocols:
Unitrends Enterprise Backup -
Unitrends is now available in virtual appliance form.
Get it: http://www.unitrends.com/unitrends-enterprise-backup/download
Three free editions are available:
FREE: Up to 4 VM’s protected for FREE forever.
TRIAL: Fully functional 30-day version – no size or feature limits; Can revert down to FREE after 30 days
NFR: Renewable license for MSFT and VMware certified professionals. Includes license for protecting 2 sockets and 2 application-enabled servers.
Free Edition Highlights:
MCSA+S+M | MCSE+S | MCTS | MCITP | MCBMSS | MCT | MVP Virtual Machine
LeandroEduardo | LinkedIn:
Thanx! Good collection, I've already used a lot of these tools, other ones I'll try right now!
I've just added a new tool:Free HyperV Configuration Tool 1.0
It's very helpful to monitor hyper-V
Thanks for your help. I've changed the article name so that everyone can adds more tools in the list.
It must be favorite this list, thanks for collecting
Thanks for sharing
Thx.Very cool Tools.I thik about itand use some of theme..go Forward with HyperV 2012 .I love it!
The link is not correct! Please delete the first http://http:// --then it works...;-) But im shure nerds everybody knows that...:-)
Nice page !! , but the link to download the powershell scripts "Get free script here" is not working ... :(
link broke but here are some scripts for HyperV
Someone else fix all the SPACES added by the editor. This editor does not work with IE 11