Free VMware fling provides capacity planning and community benchmarking
For years now, VMware has extended its focus from hypervisor or platform provider to management player, and it didn’t take the company long to realize the next phase of revenue would come from management tools. VMware currently offers several virtualization management applications for sale, including software to manage chargeback, capacity planning, configuration, orchestration, and even business continuity.
But VMware also provides a number of free tools. In addition to well-established and supported freebies such as VMware Server, Player, and vCenter Converter, the company has established VMware Labs, a division dedicated to creating free community-driven tools. The free tools from the lab, as you might recall, are called "flings."
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