Free VMware tools & resources

Free NSX Books

Free Official NSX Books / PDFs from VMware

Free VMware Cloud Comparison Matrix –

Compare VMware Cloud solutions in a simply matrix-style format. Export and browse other comparisons – All for free

Logon Simulator for VMware Horizon

Troubleshoot slow logon issues proactively. This free logon simulator tool from eG Innovations allows VMware admins to simulate real users logging into the VMware Horizon session and synthetically test logon connectivity, application/desktop availability, and application/desktop launch.


A free PowerCLI script repository which will document your VMware vSphere & vSAN environments into Excel. Brought to you by Ariel Sanchez Mora, Edgar Sanchez & Myself!

VMware Hands on Labs (HOL)

VMware Hands-on Labs is a free online portal created by VMware which provides access to the latest products in a tested and documented cloud based virtual lab environment.

vSphere Optimization Assessment

Learn how to optimize your infrastructure with reports that show your vSphere configuration health, potential performance improvements and capacity optimization opportunities. You can run the first report immediately for an assessment of your environment and vSphere configuration health. These easy and powerful free reports leverage the operations analytics of VMware vRealize Operations, the engine in vSphere with Operations Management.

vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)

VMware vSphere Hypervisor is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone is a product to convert virtual and physical machines to VMware virtual machines. You can also configure existing virtual machines in your vCenter Server environment

VMware Software Manager
VMware Software Manager is a free product that dramatically simplifies the download of VMware suites and products.

VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro) is a streamlined desktop virtualization application that runs one or more operating systems on the same computer without rebooting. VMware Workstation Player provides a simple user interface, unmatched operating system support, and portability.

All VMware downloadable products (Including paid-for solutions)

Use this link to search all VMware product download links. Order by category / A-Z

VMware Posters

Official: vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Reference Poster

Official: Platform Services Controller Topology Decision Tree Poster

Official: PowerCLI 5.8r1 Reference Poster

Unofficial: vSphere 5.5 ESXTOP quick Overview Poster

Official: vCloud Air Network’s portfolio and platforms


Duncan Epping’s HA Deepdive book (now free):