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RVTools is a Windows .NET 4.6.1 application, easy to be install and useful to display informations about your vSphere virtual environments. Probably it’s one of the most used application to collect information from a vSphere environment with more than 1,2 million copies downloaded!

RVTools supports all version of vSphere starting from version 3.5 (when still was called Virtual Infrastructure) through the latest vSphere 7.0… with or without vCenter Server!

After more than one year from the last version (RVTools version 3.11), now it’s available the new Version 4.0 (May, 2020).

RVTools 4.0 uses VMware vSphere Management SDK 7.0 and CIS REST API to display information about your virtual environments.

The new version include a lot of new features/improvements:

  • Upgraded RVTools solution to use VMware vSphere Management SDK 7.0
  • Upgraded RVTools solution to use CIS REST API, available since vSphere 6.5, to get tag information
  • vInfo tab page new columns: Virtual machine tags and min Required EVC Mode Key
  • vCPU tab page new columns: Virtual machine tags
  • vMemory tab page new columns: Virtual machine tags and Memory Reservation Locked To Max
  • vDisk tab page new columns: Virtual machine tags
  • vPartition tab page new columns: Virtual machine tags
  • vCD tab page new columns: Virtual machine tags
  • vFloppy tab page new columns: Virtual machine tags
  • vNetwork tab page new columns: Virtual machine tags
  • vSnapshot tab page new columns: Virtual machine tags
  • vTools tab page new columns: Virtual machine tags
  • vRP tab page new columns: Resource Pool tags and object ID
  • vCluster tab page new columns: Cluster tags, custom attributes and object ID
  • vHost tab page new columns: Host tags, in Maintenance Mode and in Quarantine Mode
  • dvSwitch tab page new columns: Distributed VirtualSwitch tags, custom attributes and object ID
  • dvPort tab page new columns: Distributed VirtualSwitch Port Group tags and object ID
  • vDatastore tab page new columns: Datastore tags, custom attributes and object ID
  • Preference extra checkbox for “Exclude tags”
  • CLI new parameter -ExcludeTags

And also several bug fixes:

  • Bug fix: removed column “Config Checksum” from vInfo tab page.
    This Base64Binary field was sometimes the cause for a XML deserialize error!
  • Bug fix: not all snapshots from all snapshot siblings where displayed
  • Bug fix: preference setting “Exclude Annotation fields” value was overwritten.
  • Bug fix: Name on vRP tab page was full path
  • Bug fix: In example RVToolsBatchMultipleVCs.ps1 script parameters changed for RVToolsMergeExcelFiles.exe
  • Bug fix: vSphere 7, “Unhandled exception: Input string was not in a correct format.”

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Andrea Mauro

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-20 and vExpert Pro. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-19. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.