VOIP

AsteriskNOW (x64)

Description
AsteriskNOW is the premier, ready-to-run distribution of open source Asterisk. AsteriskNOW is an ISO image that installs Linux, Asterisk and the FreePBX GUI in a single, simple install. For more information, including installation instructions.

Elastix (x64 x86)

Description

With Elastix you can build the ideal PBX for your business whatever its size or requirements; you choose how to deploy depending on what you and your business needs from its communications platform. Whether you want an on-premise Linux PBX, to install on Windows, or you prefer to self host your phone system in YOUR cloud with your own cloud account, the choice is yours.

  • Multi-platform PBX – Linux, Windows, Cloud
  • On-premise: Virtualized or on a low cost MiniPC
  • Cloud: Google, Amazon or OVH retain control
  • Softphones for Windows and Mac
  • Smartphone clients for Android and iOS
  • UC features: presence, chat, fax and voicemail to email
  • Integrated WebRTC web conferencing
  • Automated PBX Admin tasks
  • Click2Call from any browser

5nine Easy Converter

Description
5nine V2V Easy Converter provides fast and easy migration of VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V with a simple standalone tool. It performs non-intrusive conversions with the highest success ratio on the market. It is optimized for production environments with its software-based and agentless design, requiring no additional hardware. This solution runs on all current versions of Windows and Windows Server, and migrates all Hyper-V supported operating systems, including Linux and UNIX: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2/2012/2008 R2 (SP1), Windows Server 2012 R2/2012/2008 R2 (SP1) GUI and Core installations. Migrating to Hyper-V has never been so fast or so easy than with 5nine V2V Easy Converter!

 

XenServer Health Monitor

Description

  • Monitor XenServer version 6.2 and earlier
  • Keep a tab on CPU, memory, disk read/write and network utilization
  • Check the critical performance parameters against 4 threshold levels
  • Use color codes to easliy gauge the health of VMs
  • Get to know the VM count, guest OS and status of VMs in real time
  • Monitor two hosts simultaneously with no limitations on the number of VMs

 

RVTools

Description
RVTools is a windows .NET 4.6.1 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual environments. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i, ESX Server 4i, VirtualCenter 4.x, ESX Server 4.x, VirtualCenter 5.x, VirtualCenter Appliance, ESX Server 5.x, VirtualCenter 6.0, ESX Server 6.0, VirtualCenter 6.5 and ESX Server 6.5. RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, Resource pools, Clusters, ESX hosts, HBAs, Nics, Switches, Ports, Distributed Switches, Distributed Ports, Service consoles, VM Kernels, Datastores, multipath info, license info and health checks. With RVTools you can disconnect the cd-rom or floppy drives from the virtual machines and update the VMware Tools installed inside each virtual machine to the latest version.

 

StarWind Converter

Description
StarWind V2V Converter is a free download tool that allows the conversion and cloning of VMs from one format to another and is utilized when migration or hypervisor switch is required. Compared to typical converters built into hypervisors, StarWind V2V Converter performs bi-directional conversion between multiple VM formats. The software supports the most widely used formats: VMDK, VHD/VHDX (Windows Repair Mode aware), StarWind native IMG and QCOW.

 

VMware Converter

Description
VMware Converter is the free utility from VMware which helps to convert your Windows and Linux based physical machines and third-party image formats such as backup images, also other virtual machines to VMware virtual machines. VMware vCenter Converter converts local and remote physical machines into virtual machines without any downtime.

5nine Easy Converter

Description
5nine V2V Easy Converter provides fast and easy migration of VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V with a simple standalone tool. It performs non-intrusive conversions with the highest success ratio on the market. It is optimized for production environments with its software-based and agentless design, requiring no additional hardware. This solution runs on all current versions of Windows and Windows Server, and migrates all Hyper-V supported operating systems, including Linux and UNIX: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2/2012/2008 R2 (SP1), Windows Server 2012 R2/2012/2008 R2 (SP1) GUI and Core installations. Migrating to Hyper-V has never been so fast or so easy than with 5nine V2V Easy Converter!

 

Disk2vhd

Description
Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows’ Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted).

 

Linux Integration for HyperV

Description
A set of drivers that enable synthetic device support in supported Linux virtual machines under Hyper-V. See the Details section of this page for a link to more information about the latest Linux Integration Services (LIS) availability and supported distributions.

 

Free VM Configuration Tool

Description

  • Easy to use dashboard tool
  • Configure VMware ESX 4.0, VMware ESX 4.1 servers
  • VMware ESX server – CPU , Memory, Disk Monitoring
  • Virtual server (VM) – CPU configuration
  • Virtual Machine (VM) – RAM configuration
  • Power on, Suspend, Power–off, Reset, Rename VM from remote

 

Free HyperV Configuration Tool

Description

  • Configure the VM resources such as CPU, RAM and Hard Disk
  • Get supported for all Hyper-V versions upto Hyper-V 2012 R2
  • Use the tool to expand the virtual hard disk space or clone the existing virtual hard disk
  • Set the boot sequence of Hyper-V VM’s
  • Power on, Suspend, Power–off VM’s from remote
  • Monitor the health of the host server in real-time

 

HyperV Performance Monitor

Description

  • Use the tool to monitor all Hyper-V versions up to Hyper-V 2012 R2
  • Monitor up to 2 hosts and the VM’s running on them simultaneously
  • Keep a tab on the VM up time and their status
  • Monitor CPU, memory, disk read/write and network utilization of host and guest
  • Generate real-time performance reports and send Emails
  • Monitor proactively by setting thresholds for CPU utilization

 

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter

Description
Convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts and Windows Azure or convert computers and disks to Hyper-V hosts.
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the information technology (IT) pro or solution provider who wants to:

  • Convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts and Windows Azure
  • Convert physical machines and disks to Hyper-V hosts

MVMC provides native support for Windows PowerShell, so it enables scripting and integration with data center automation workflows, such as those authored and run within Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2. It can also be invoked through the Windows PowerShell command-line interface.

 

StarWind Converter

Description
StarWind V2V Converter is a free download tool that allows the conversion and cloning of VMs from one format to another and is utilized when migration or hypervisor switch is required. Compared to typical converters built into hypervisors, StarWind V2V Converter performs bi-directional conversion between multiple VM formats. The software supports the most widely used formats: VMDK, VHD/VHDX (Windows Repair Mode aware), StarWind native IMG and QCOW.

File Server Capacity (x64)

Description
File server capacity planning and performance troubleshooting are critical aspects of high-level network administration. File server capacity planning tools can be valuable in choosing new hardware for purchase, identifying the capacity of existing hardware, locating existing bottlenecks, and planning for resource expansion in advance of resource exhaustion.
The throughput capacity of a file server can be expressed either as the maximum number of operations per second or a maximum number of users supported by the configuration. These values are influenced by several factors, some of which include processor speed, available memory, disk speed, network throughput and latency, and the speed with which SMB requests are processed.

 

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (x64)

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (x86)

Description
MDT can help build an automated installation source for deploying Windows operating systems from Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 onwards, from either a single machine or a central server distribution tool, such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS) or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Device drivers, Windows updates and software can be included with the build.

All the software intended for installation (Operating System, drivers, updates and applications) are added to a pool of available software and packaged into deployment packages. The Operating System and drivers to be included with this package are selected, and the administrator password, owner information, and product key are specified. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit generates a custom Windows PE (Preinstallation Environment)image that allows client machines to install the assembled deployment packages over the network from the MDT server. This Windows PE disk image can be burned to and booted from a CD, or booted with Windows Deployment Services. When selecting the package to deploy, software that has been included in the pool may also be selected for installation.

 

Azure Active Directory Connect Health Agent

Description
Azure AD Connect Health helps monitor and gain insight into your on-premises identity infrastructure. It offers you the ability to view alerts, performance, usage patterns, configuration settings and much more. This is accomplished using an agent that is installed on the targeted servers.

 

Azure Monitor

Description
Azure Monitor provides base-level infrastructure metrics and logs for most services in Microsoft Azure. Azure services that do not yet put their data into Azure Monitor will put it there in the future.

 

EC2 Health Monitor

Description

  • Monitors Amazon EC2 instances
  • Monitors performance metrics of CPU
  • Glance EC2 Network performance
  • Gives EC2 Disk performance
  • Monitor EC2 instances, EBS volumes and alarms on the go
  • No Agent required

 

Microsoft Public IPs

Description
This file contains MSFT Public IP Address blocks. Updates will only occur when the list changes so please check the Data Published date.

 

PerfInsights

Description
PerfInsights is a self-help diagnostics tool that collects & analyzes the diagnostic data, and provides a report to help troubleshoot Windows virtual machine performance problems in Azure.

Reset Terminal Server Grace Period

The PowerShell script can be used to query and reset terminal server grace period to default 120 days if it is nearing to the end.

We often need to deploy Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Session Host in 2012) for testing purposes in development environments allowing more than 2 concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions on it. When it is installed, by default if no RDS or TS Licensing server is specified via either GPO or Registry, it is in default Grace period which is 120 days and it works fine untill then.

Once Grace period expires, the server does not allow even a single Remote Desktop session via RDP and all we are left with is to logon to the Console of machine using Physical/Virtual console depending on Physical or Virtual machines or try to get in using mstsc /admin or mstsc /console, then remove the role completely and restart the terminal server (RDS Server) and post that it starts accepting default two RDP sessions.

We sometimes find ourselves in situation when any such server deployed for testing purposes is nearing to the end of grace period and we don’t have a TS Licensing server in place and we need the default grace period to be reset/extended to next 120 days.

 

Restart RDP Services