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How do I fight VM sprawl with a free tool?

There is a perception that a virtual machine is free and doesn't cost any money beyond the purchase of licenses. You couldn't be more wrong. Just as server sprawl hit the data center, vm sprawl is becoming a real nightmare for some IT departments.

There is a perception that a virtual machine is free and doesn't cost any money beyond the purchase of licenses. You couldn't be more wrong. Just as server sprawl hit the data center, vm sprawl is becoming a real nightmare for some IT departments. 

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Embotics V-Scout is a free tool that audits and reports on VMware vCenter (formerly VirtualCenter). This free tool provides reports, custom fields, and inventory reporting on your virtual machines.

What is really great about this tool is that you can gather information on your virtual machines within your network in minutes. Information such as hosts and guest operating systems are available quickly and can be printed.

If you are new to virtualization adoption, this free tool can really help bring your virtualization deployment under control.

Let's take a look at this tool in action by clicking on the video link.

Note: Here is the link to open the video at V-Scout Overview.

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