vmProcessStrobe

vmProcessStrobe enables VMware power users and administrators to view, stop and run processes in virtual machines with an easy to use GUI (Graphical User Interface) that runs natively on Windows, OS X and Linux. In addition to the list of running processes, a strobe of each selected virtual machine’s GUI, or Command Line Interface for Linux servers, is also presented in regular intervals for easy visual monitoring of virtual machine activity.

  • Check your virtual machines for an application or service/daemon that should be running
  • Simultaneously run or stop an application or service/daemon across all your server’s VMs
  • Start or stop any number of virtual machines with ease
  • Stop and restart frozen programs

Whatever the number of local virtual machines, or however large the network of VMware servers (vCenter, ESXi, ESX, Server, etc.), vmProcessStrobe will ease your monitoring and management of the processes in those virtual machines.

Free
When used freely, vmProcessStrobe displays processes and a strobe of screenshots of all selected virtual machines but only starts/runs or stops one virtual machine or process at a time and does not save any application settings. It is intended for hobbyists or anyone that wants to give it a try before buying a license.

Licensed
When licensed, vmProcessStrobe starts/runs and stops any number of virtual machines and processes and does so simultaneously across all selected servers using parallel processing. It also restores application settings upon startup and has other professional and enterprise level features not available when used freely.

Pricing
$99 (may be run on all computers owned by the buyer; includes one year of updates)

Download Links
vmProcessStrobe 2014 Release 3.1
vmProcessStrobe for Windows
vmProcessStrobe for OS X
vmProcessStrobe for Linux

System Requirements:

Windows
Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

OS X
OS X El Capitan 10.11
OS X Yosemite 10.10
OS X Mavericks 10.9

Linux
Ubuntu and Debian based distributions
glib 2.0
glibc-2.11
libstdc++.so.6.0.13
libicu 4.2+
GTK+ 2.20
ia32-libs (for 64-bit)
ia32-libs-multiarch (for 64-bit)

VMware
VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion is needed for local virtual machines and may also be used for remote virtual machines. If working only with remote virtual machines, just the VMware VIX API is needed, which is free.

Hardware
vmProcessStrobe normally uses less than 32 MB of RAM and from one to a few percent of a modern CPU when starting/running and stopping individual virtual machines and processes. Starting/running and stopping virtual machines and processes simultaneously across multiple servers using parallel processing increases CPU and RAM utilization relative to the number of servers. When targeting many servers, a newer laptop or desktop with one or more hyper-threading multi-core CPUs is highly recommended.

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