Useful resources

This page is a collection of useful resources, diagrams, reference documentation, Visio stencils, PowerPoint templates, calculators, simulators and other technical information.

It includes information from contributors from the VMware community and many major vendors like VMware, Cisco, NetApp, Dell, EMC, etc.





Interpreting esxtop Statistics.

Esxtop & vscsiStats vReference Card.


Connections and ports in ESX and ESXi – firewall diagram.

Connections and ports in ESX and ESXi – Excel list.

Understanding HP Flex-10 Mappings with VMware ESX/vSphere.

Cisco UCS: What’s the maximum bandwidth per blade.

Cisco UCS: Maximum number of VIFs per blade.


Configuration Maximums VMware vSphere 5.5.

Configuration Maximums VMware vSphere 5.1.

Configuration Maximums VMware vSphere 5.0.

Configuration Maximums VMware vSphere 4.1.

Configuration Maximums VMware vSphere 4.0.

vSphere 5.0 vReference Card.

vSphere 4.0 vReference Card.

View 4.0 vReference Card.

Enterprise Hypervisor Comparison.

Resource Pool Pie Paradox diagram.

VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes


VDI Infrastructure calculator.

VDI Protocol and Bandwidth calculator.

Cisco UCS Power calculator.

Dell Energy Smart Solution Advisor.


EMC VNX Simulator.

EMC Celerra Simulator.

EMC ViPR Simulator.

EMC Isilon Simulator.

NetApp DataONTAP 8 Simulator.

Cisco UCS Platform Simulator.


Free Virtual Health Monitor
Description: VMTurbo’s Virtual Health Monitor (VHM) product provides full featured monitoring and reporting in an unlimited fashion across vSphere, Hyper-V, XenServer and RHEV. In addition, VHM collects metrics and on a weekly basis, provides insight into risk and efficiency information and potential improvements across the environment.

30 day Operations Manager Cloud Edition Free-Trial
Description: Operations Manager maintains the data center in a healthy state rather than alerting when anomalies occur. IT operators are freed from reactive, firefighting to become more strategic; architects and planners are able to effectively plan for new virtual applications, users and hardware upgrades.



VMware VMmark.

Visio stencils

Cisco Visio stencils.

NetApp Visio stencils.

Official VMware stencil.

VMware VMGuru Stencil v2.0.

Veeam Visio stencils.

VMTurbo Visio & OmniGraffle stencils.

Technodrone VMware stencil pack.

Dell Equallogic PS6000 series.

PowerPoint templates

VMware Powerpoint template.

VMware Hosting Services

Private Cloud hosting.

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