vmProcessStrobeWeb

vmProcessStrobeWeb enables VMware power users and administrators to remotely view, stop and run processes in virtual machines with an easy to use GUI (Graphical User Interface) that runs in a web browser on smartphones and tablets. In addition to the list of running processes, a strobe of the selected virtual machine’s GUI, or Command Line Interface for Linux servers, is also presented for easy visual monitoring of virtual machine activity.

  • Remotely check your virtual machines for an application or service/daemon that should be running
  • Simultaneously run an application or service/daemon across all your server’s VMs using your smartphone
  • Remotely start or stop any number of virtual machines with ease
  • Stop and restart a frozen program while out of the office
  • Perform every function remotely using your smartphone or tablet

vmProcessStrobeWeb runs natively on Windows, OS X and Linux as a standalone application with its own built-in web server.

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

Free
When used freely, vmProcessStrobeWeb displays processes or a strobe/screenshot of a selected virtual machine 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, vmProcessStrobeWeb 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 connecting using profiles that can be configured for each team or individual user. There are also 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
vmProcessStrobeWeb 2014 Release 3.1
vmProcessStrobeWeb for Windows
vmProcessStrobeWeb for OS X
vmProcessStrobeWeb for Linux
Scripts (run with root-level privileges using sudo)
Remove vmProcessStrobeWeb for OS X (sudo Remove\ vmProcessStrobeWeb\ for\ OS\ X.sh)
Remove vmProcessStrobeWeb for Linux (sudo Remove\ vmProcessStrobeWeb\ for\ Linux.sh)

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 (for Desktop GUI)
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 or running vmProcessStrobeWeb on a web server, just the VMware VIX API is needed, which is free.

Hardware
vmProcessStrobeWeb 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 and active users. When targeting many servers or with many active users, a newer desktop or server with one or more hyper-threading multi-core CPUs is highly recommended.

How-To:

Remote Access
For remote access to vmProcessStrobeWeb from a smartphone or tablet on your network, type http://IP:8008 into the address bar of a web browser, where IP is the address of the computer running vmProcessStrobeWeb. http://192.168.1.100:8008 is an example for IP address 192.168.1.100.

Licensing
To license vmProcessStrobeWeb and be prompted to enter your licensee name and license key, use the “#license” hashtag. http://192.168.1.100:8008/#license is an example for vmProcessStrobeWeb running on a computer at IP address 192.168.1.100.

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