Read more about the information which are gathered by RVTools

vInfo

The “vInfo” tab displays for each virtual machine the hostname of the guest, DNS name, power state, config status, connection state, guest state, heartbeat, consolidation needed, power on date / time, suspend date / time, change version, number of cpu’s, amount of memory, number of nics, number of virtual disks, connected networks,number of monitors, video Ram KB, resource pool, folder name, vApp name, DAS protection, fault tolerance State, fault tolerance latency status, fault tolerance band width, fault tolerance secondary latency,provisioned storage, used storage, unshared storage, HA restart priority, HA isolation response, HA VM Monitoring, Cluster rule(s), Cluster rule name(s), install Boot Required, Boot delay, Boot retry delay, Boot retry enabled, Boot BIOS setup, Firmware, HW version, HW upgrade status, HW upgrade policy, HW target, configuration path, annotation, custom fields, datacenter name, cluster name, ESX host name, operating system name according to the config file, operating system name acoording to the VMware tools, virtual machine hardware version, UUID, VI SDK object id, VM UUID and vCenter UUID.

vCpu

The “vCpu” tab displays for each virtual machine number of cpu’s, number of sockets, number of cores per socket, max cpu, overall cpu usage, level, shares, reservation,static cpu entitlement, distributed cpu entitlement, limit, hot add value, hot remove value, annotations, custom fields, datacenter name, cluster name, ESX host name, VM folder name, operating system name, VM UUID and vCenter UUID.

vMemory

The “vMemory” tab displays for each virtual machine the memory size, memory overhead, max memory usage, consumed memory, consumed overhead, private memory, shared memory, swapped memory, ballooned memory, active memory, entitlement memory, distributed memory entitlement, level, shares, reservations , limit, hot add, annotations, custom fields, datacenter name, cluster name, ESX host name, VM folder name, operating system name, VM UUID and vCenter UUID.

vDisk

The “vDisk” tab displays for each virtual machine all the virtual disks, total disk capacity, raw switch, disk persistence mode, thin provisioned flag, split flag, write through, level, shares value, reservation, limits, SCSI controller, unit id, vmdk path, raw LUN ID, raw compability mode, annotations, custom fields, datacenter name, cluster name, ESX host name, VM folder name, operating system name, VM UUID and vCenter UUID.

vPartition

The “vPartition” tab displays for each virtual machine, if the VMware Tools are active, all the partitions, total disk capacity, total free disk capacity, percentage free disk capacity, annotations, custom fields, datacenter name, cluster name, ESX host name, VM folder name operating system name, VM UUID and vCenter UUID.

vNetwork

The “vNetwork” tab displays for each virtual machine the virtual nics, powerstate, adapter type, network name, switch name, connected value, starts connected value, Mac Address, Mac Address type, IP Address, folder, annotations, custom fields, datacenter name, cluster name, ESX host name, VM folder name, operating system name, VM UUID and vCenter UUID.

vFloppy

The “vFloppy” tab displays for each virtual machine the floppy information like VM powerstate, label, connected value, startup value, summary, annotations, custom fields, datacenter name, cluster name, ESX host name, VM folder name, operating system name, VM UUID and vCenter UUID. It’s possible to disconnect the Floppy from this screen.

vCD

The “vCD” tab displays for each virtual machine CD-Rom information like VM powerstate, label, connected value, startup value, summary, annotations, custom fields, datacentername, cluster name, ESX host name, VM folder name, operating system name, VM UUID and vCenter UUID. It’s possible to disconnect the CD-Rom from this screen.

vSnapshot

The “vSnapshot” tab displays for each snapshot the name, description, date / time of the snapshot, filename, size MB (vmsn), size MB total, quiesced value, state value, annotations, custom fields, datacenter name, cluster name, ESX host name, VM folder name, operating system name, VM UUID and vCenter UUID.

vTools

The “vTools” tab displays for each virtual machine the name, virtual machine hardware version, power state, Tools status, tools version, required tools version, upgradeable flag, template flag, upgrade policy, sync time, app status, heartbeat status, kernel crash state, operation ready, state change support, interactive guest, annotations, custom fields, datacenter name, cluster name, ESX host name, config operating system name, VM folder name, operating system name according to the VMware tools, , VM UUID and vCenter UUID.

vRP

The “vRPt” tab displays for each resource pool the name, status, number of VM’s, numver of vCPUs, CPU limit, CPU overhead limit, CPU reservation, CPU Level, CPU shares, CPU expendable reservation switch, CPU max usage, CPU overall usage, CPU reservation used, CPU reservation used for VM, CPU unreserved for pool, CPU unreserved for VM, memory configured, memory limit, memory overhead limit, memory reservation, memory level, memory shares, memory expandable reservation, memory max usage, memory overal usage, memory reservation used, memory reservation used for vm, memory unreserved for pool, memory unreserved for vm, overall CPU demand statistics, Overall CPU usage statistics, static CPU Entitlement statistics, distributed CPU entitlement statistics, ballooned memory statistics, compressed memory statistics, consumed overhead memory statistics, distributed memory entitlement statistics, guest memory usage statistics, host memory usage statistics, overhead memory statistics, private memory statistics, shared memory statistics, static memory entitlement statistics, swapped memory statistics and vCenter UUID.

vCluster

The “vCluster” tab displays for each cluster the name, config status, overall status, number of hosts, number of effective hosts, Total cpu resources, number of cores, number of cpu threads, effective cpu resources, total memory, effective memeory, number of vMotions, HA enabled flag, failover level, Admission control enabled flag, host monitoring flag, heart beat datastore condidate policy, Isolation response, restart priority, cluster settings, max failures value, max failure window, failure interval, minimal up time value, VM monitoring value, DRS enabled flag, DRS default VM behavior, DRS vmotion rate, DPM enabled flag, DPM default behavior, DPM host power action rate and vCenter UUID.

vHost

The “vHost” tab displays for each host the name, datacenter name, cluster name, config status, CPU model, CPU speed, hyperthread information, number of CPU’s, cores per CPU, number of cores, CPU usage %, total amount of memory, memory usage %, memory reserved for the service console, number of NIC’s, number of HBA’s, number of VM’s running on this host, number of VMs per core on this host, number of virtual cpu’s,number of virtual cpu’s per core, vRam, used memory by vm’s, swapped memory by vm’s, ballooned memory by vm’s, vMotion support flag, storage vMotion support flag, current EVC mode, Max EVC mode, ESX version of this host, Boot time, custum fields, DNS Servers, DHCP, Domain name, DNS Search Order, NTP Server(s), NTPD running, Time Zone, Time Zone Name, GMT Offset, harware vendor, model,  Service tag (serial #), OEM specific string, BIOS version, BIOS date, Host object id and vCenter UUID.

vHBA

The vHBA tab displays for each host name, datacenter, cluster name, device name, device type, status flag, bus number, PCI address, driver name, driver model name, worldwide nameand vCenter UUID.

vNic

The vNic tab displays for each physical network card (on the host) host name, datacenter name, cluster name, network device, driver, speed, duplex switch, MAC address, virtual switch name, wake on switch and vCenter UUID.

vSwitch

The vSwitch tab displays for each virtual switchthe host name, datacenter name, cluster name,name of the switch, number of ports, free ports, promiscuous mode value, mac address changed allowed value, forged transmits allowed value, traffic shapping flag, width, peak and burst, teaming policy, reverse policy flag, notify switch value, rolling order, offload flag, TSO support flag, zero copy transmits support flag, maximum transmission unit size and vCenter UUID.

vPort

The vPort tab displays for each port the host name, datacenter name, cluster name, the name of the port, the name of the virtual switch where the port is defined, VLAN ID, promiscuous mode value, mac address changed allowed value, forged transmits allowed value, traffic shapping flag, width, peak and burst, teaming policy, reverse policy flag, notify switch value, rolling order, offload flag, TSO support flag, zero copy transmits support flag and vCenter UUID.

dvSwitch

The dvSwitch tab displays for each distributed virtual switch the following properties: switch name, datacenter name, short product name, vendor, description, date created, host members, max ports, number of ports, number of connected VMs, traffic shaping values, CDP type, CDP operation, max MTU, contact, name of responsible person and vCenter UUID.

dvPort

The dvPort tab displays for each distributed virtual port the following properties: name of portgroup, distributed switch name, portgroup type, number of ports, VLAN id, speed, Full duplex switch, blocked switch, allow promiscuous switch, Mac changes switch, active Uplink, standby uplink, policy, forged transmits switch, traffic shapping values, reverse policy switch, notify switch, rolling order, check beacon, live port moving switch, check duplex flag, check error % flag, check speed flag, block override flag, config reset switch, override shaping switch, vendor config override switch, security policy override switch, teaming override switch, VLAN override switch and vCenter UUID.

vSC+VMK

The vSC+VMK tab displays for each service console and VMkernel the host name, datacenter name, cluster name, port group, device, mac address, DHCP flag, IP address, IP 6 address, subnet mask, gateway address, gateway IP 6 addressand vCenter UUID.

vDatastore

The “vDatastore” tab displays for each datastore the name, config status, connectivity status, file system type, number of virtual machines on the datastore, total capacity in mb’s, Total provisioned storage in MB, Used storage in MB, shared storage in MB, free capacity in mb’s, SIOC enabled flag, SIOC congested threshold value, number of hosts connected, names of connected hosts, block size, max blocks, number of extents, major version number, version string, upgradeable status flag, multiple host access indication, url and vCenter UUID.

vMultiPath

The “vMultiPath” tab displays for all datastores per host the hostname, cluster name, datacenter name, datastore name, disk name, display name, policy, operational state, paths (8), path states (8), vStorage support, vendor, model, revision, level, uuid, object id and vCenter UUID.

vHealth

The “vHealth” tab displays the health check messages.

There are 19 possible “Health Check” messages:

  1. VM has a CDROM device connected!
  2. VM has a Floppy device connected!
  3. VM has an active snapshot!
  4. VMware tools are out of date, not running or not installed!
  5. On disk xx is yy% disk space available! The threshold value is zz%
  6. On datastore xx is yy% disk space available! The threshold value is zz%
  7. There are xx virtal CPUs active per core on this host. The threshold value is zz
  8. There are xx VMs active on this datastore. The threshold value is zz
  9. Possible a zombie vmdk file! Please check.
  10. Possible a zombie vm! Please check.
  11. Inconsistent Folder Names
  12. Multipath operational state
    Degraded = One or more paths to the LUN are down, but I/O is still possible.
    Further path failures may result in lost connectivity
    Error = The LUN is dead and/or not reachable
    LostCommunication = No more paths are available to the LUN.
    Off = The LUN is off.
  13. Virtual machine consolidation needed
  14. Search datastore errors.
  15. VM config issues
  16. Host config issues
  17. NTP issues
  18. Cluster config issues
  19. Datastore config issues