One of my most popular articles has been Top 10 Free vSphere ESX Tools and Utilities. This list is all comprised of tools that can be found on A List of FREE VMware vSphere Tools. The old list was getting kind of stale because there are alot of new cool free utilities out there, especially those that didn't get put in from the VMware Labs.
This year, David Davis and I are doing our encore presentation at VMworld for Top 10 Free Tools For VMware vSphere of 2011. If you want to download the presentation with highlights of video demos, you can do so here... CIM1940 Presentation (warning, its 105mb!!). Time wasn't on my side this year to complete a matrix to be able to rank free tools based on a point scaling. These tools, in my opinion, are the best of what 2011 has had to offer. I have also gone through and done testing of whether or not it works with vSphere 5. The tools aren't ranked in any particular order.
Without further ado...
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