Spiceworks Virtual Server Discovery Tool: Spiceworks is well known for its bevy of tools, but this is one you may not have tried. It can discover servers running virtualization, along with all Microsoft and VMware VMs, letting you view hardware configurations and get detailed information on each VM. It's great for locating rogue virtualization hosts and VMs, as well as providing at-a-glance information about your virtual environment.
MagicDisc ISO Mount: This is a must-have tool when you are working with legacy Windows Servers that do not automatically mount ISO files. When you're using VMs, you can typically mount the ISO file through your settings for a drive. But if you have the files directly in the system, the easiest way to mount the VMs is through MagicDisc.
You may have your own favorite tools, whether well-known or obscure. Please share your recommendations (sorry, no links allowed) in the comments section below.
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