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In the Internet you can find  tools that can help you and do your work easier. How time will you spend to find it?

Here you can find a collections of various tools for backup , convertions V2V or P2V , Remote Desktop Conenctions and more that i use .

Some of them i have already recommended in various articles that i wrote.

Well. all the tools are free . What could be better?

Backup Tools

 

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 

It's simple solution for backing up Windows-based servers, desktops and laptops. With Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, you can easily back up your PC to an external hard drive, NAS (network-attached storage) share or a Veeam Backup & Replication™ repository. 

Can be connected with Veeam Backup & Replication to monitoring the Jobs from one place.

Veeam Backup  Free Edition

It's a  FREE tool for ad-hoc virtual machine (VM) backup, restore and management in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments. With no agents to deploy, powerful recovery options and VeeamZIP™, you get flexibility in options and a reliable solution for important VMs.

Free Edition has some limitations that you can find it in https://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_9_5_free_vs_paid_comparison_ds.pdf

Nakivo Backup & Replication Free Edition

It's a free tool for Virtualization-native data protection solution certified by VMware. You can back up and archive live running VMs ad hoc whether to make a copy before changing a VM, save data for long term storage, or to prevent unintentional data loss before VM decommissioning. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports live Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, Oracle, and other applications so all your backups are always consistent.

Altaro VM Backup Free Edition 

Is an award-winning backup software for Microsoft Hyper-V that is easy to use and gives you all you need to cover the basics for free, forever. You can use it up to 2 VM's per host for unlimited host.

Vembu Backup & Replication Free Edition

It's a free tool  for both virtual and physical environments forever with no costs involved. With agentless backups for virtual environments, multiple recovery options, in-house file system for efficient storage management and secured data transmission.

 

 

Converttion Tools (V2V or P2V)

 

Disk2VHD

Sysinternal tool  that can creates VHD versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online

MVMC

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone Application for the information technology (IT) pro or solution provider who wants to Convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts and Microsoft Azure or Convert physical machines and disks to Hyper-V hosts.

V2V Easy Converter

5nine V2V Easy Converter it's a free tool that provides fast and easy migration of VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V. It performs non-intrusive conversions with the highest success ratio on the market. You can use it in any case that you want to convert a virtual machine from ESXi to HYPER-V.
I have use it lot of times without any problem.
 

Startwind V2V Converter

Another one Convertions Tool that allows the conversion of VMs from one format to another, basically “cloning” them and keeping the original file intact. The difference with V2V Easy Converter is that can use it to convert Vmware to HYPER-V or opposite.

 

Remote Desktop Tools

 

Remote Desktop Connection Manager

It's a free tool from Microsoft that you can manages multiple remote desktop connection

mRemoteNG

It's an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. It allows you to view all of your remote connections in a simple yet powerful tabbed interface.

 

Various

 

Intel® Processor Identification Utility - Windows Version 

It's a tool from Intel  that can run it to identify if your Intel Processor support Virtualization Technology. I fyou have a Physical Server and you want to use it as Hyper-v Host but you aren't sure if can support it download and run this tool to identify if can suppor or not.

AMD Virtualization™ Technology and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ 

It's a tool from AMD that can run it to identify if your AMD Processor support Virtualization Technology. If you have a Physical Server and you want to use it as Hyper-v Host but you aren't sure if can support it download and run this tool to identify if can supporT or not the Virtualization Technology.

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