Very recently, VKernel – recently acquired by Quest – released a free new tool called AppVIEW. For small environments, AppVIEW is a great tool which, although it’s intended to be a gateway to the purchase of other tools, might be a perfect fit for those that need to monitor just a few critical VMware-based virtual machines.
AppVIEW can help you answer questions regarding performance issues that you might be having and also help you drill down into what might be causing those issue. Further, AppVIEW provides performance history for up to 30 days so that you can more easily spot potential anomalies.
You can download the free AppVIEW tool from VKernel’s web site.