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This package was approved by moderator mwallner on 3/13/2019.

Interacts 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.x, ESX Server 6.x. 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.

To install RVTools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install rvtools --version 3.11.6

To upgrade RVTools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade rvtools --version 3.11.6


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference	= 'Stop';
    $toolsDir				= "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageName			= 'rvtools'
    $installerType			= 'msi'
    $url					= ''
    $softwareName			= 'RVTools*'
    $checksum				= 'F6A187FEE12E9E3BE35B72AED0236672F48B81C8B535B590960FD35B3C0D7A8C'
    $checksumType			= 'sha256'
    $silentArgs			= "/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
    $validExitCodes		= @(0)
    	$packageArgs = @{
    	  packageName		= $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    	  unzipLocation		= $toolsDir
    	  fileType			= $installerType
    	  url				= $url
    	  softwareName		= $softwareName
    	  checksum			= $checksum
    	  checksumType		= $checksumType
    	  silentArgs		= $silentArgs
    	  validExitCodes	= $validExitCodes
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      softwareName  = 'RVTools*'
      fileType      = 'MSI'
      silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart"
      validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
          $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
          $packageArgs['file'] = ''
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

Virus Scan Results

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Rob de Veij


Copyright © 2019 Robware


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
RVTools 3.11.6 906 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 approved
RVTools 3.10.1 1032 Thursday, June 7, 2018 approved
rvtools 3.6.4 18416 Wednesday, November 26, 2014 approved

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