VMware Configuration Tool helps administrators to monitor VMware ESX 4.0 & VMware ESX 4.1 hosts and it can manage/configure some important attributes of the virtual machines available in the host machine.
Parameters that can be managed/configured for a virtual machine(s) using this tool are as follows:
Using the Configuration tool, Administrator can configure power operations.
Using this tool, Administrator can allocate virtual CPU(s) to the virtual machines.
Virtual machine can be renamed if required. This allows administrator to configure the name of the virtual machine
VM Configuration tool receives events for the virtual machines available in the VMware Host.
Once the tool makes a connection with the host, the tool will be listening for virtual machine events. Based on the event received for the specific virtual machine, parameters of that virtual machine will be updated.
Tool listen for the following Events : VmPoweredOffEvent, VmPowerOnEvent, VmSuspendedEvent, VmAutoRenameEvent, VmGuestRebootEvent, VMGuestShutdownEvent, VmRenamedEvent, VMCreatedEvent and VMRemovedEvent.
ManageEngine VM Configuration Tool also help an administrator to view the following performance parameters for both VMware Host and its virtual machines.
Tool populates host name, VM ware ESX product details, number of virtual machine(s) and the boot time in the host machine.
Number of logical CPU(s), total capacity (in MHz), usage (in MHz) for the host machine are displayed.
Memory available for host machine( in MB), usage (MB) for the host machine are populated.
The details of the datastores which are available for the host machine are shown.
List of Networks available in the host machine and the number of virtual machines in each network are shown.
This include name, power state, alternate OS and boot time of the virtual machine.
Number of logical CPU(s) allocated to the virtual machine and its usage (in MHz) are displayed.
Tool shows memory allocated(in MB) to the virtual machine and its usage (in MB).
Tool shows details of the hard-disks created in the virtual machine.
Tool shows the details of the network adapters available for the virtual machine.