iVMControl VMware® vCenter&ESX 4+

Control VMware vCenter & ESX

Project Eureka LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 1 Rating
    • $9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Connect to VMware® vCenter or to ESX(i) and take control of your VMs! The ideal application for Data Center Administrators who want to have a life outside of work too!

Supports vSphere 6.7

Connect to your Vmware® vCenter or to your ESX(i) server and take control of your Virtual Machines on the go!

The ideal application for Data Center Administrators who want to have a life outside of work too! :) It does not replace your vSphere® Client, but it comes really close to it.

iVMControl allows you to connect remotely and securely to your Virtualization Hypervisors and monitor the activity on the hosts and on the VMs.
-check alarms, events and task status
-status for every host and VM
-Power operations on VMs and Hosts
-Performance graphs (CPU/memory/NIC/HDD)
-make/restore/manage snapshots of VMs.
-Grouping of Hosts into datacenters
-Grouping of VMs into host systems
-Multiple vCenter/ESXi connections
-VMotion support
-screenshots for VMs

As in-app purchase we offer the following additional capability:
- VM console via VNC (this is a one time purchase, it doesn't matter how many virtual machines you have, it's still the price of one in-app).

For a video demo check:

Console support for ESX/vCenter:

Please note that regardless of the connection point (ESX(i)/vCenter), the console connects *directly* to the ESX host where the VM you want to monitor resides. This implies you need to make sure that your ESX hosts have IP addresses that are *routable*, otherwise you will not be able to access the VNC console. IPs in the form 10.x.x.x or 192.168.x.x are *not* routable, if your ESX has one of these, you will not be able to access the console through vCenter. Even if the IPs are routable, you need to make sure that the port configured (in the range 5900-5909) is allowed through your firewall for each ESX device you want to connect to.

In case of a stand-alone ESX(i), a private IP can be used, but the port(s) needs to be forwarded in a similar manner (E.g. if your ESX has IP address and your Internet-facing IP address is say, you need to make sure both the SSL port (443) and the VNC ports used (5900-5909) are being forwarded to the *same* IP address - -> and ->

Furthermore, please make note of the fact that only the 8-character password is encrypted with the standard VNC client. All VNC client traffic is sent unencrypted across the network. If security is a concern in your organization, you need to be aware of this. You can disable your VNC terminal once you are done with the Console session (use Configure Console and disable VNC altogether).

VMWare Tools needs to be installed on each and every VM that is monitored through iVMControl's console connection. Check the Vmware knowledge base on other requirements:

Make sure you enable gdbserver through the FW, e.g.

- Single click, pan and zoom are standard as any iPhone application
- Tap with two fingers for right click
- Ctrl-Alt-Del button sends a Ctrl-Alt-Del sequence to the VM
- Keyboard button will raise/lower the keyboard.

** NOTE ** VMware decided to offer read-only access to the management APIs for the *FREE* version of ESXi. This applies to all management applications, and is enforced by VMware. What this means for iVMControl is that if you have a FREE ESXi, you will be able to use only the 'read-only' (monitoring) functions of iVMControl.

What’s New

Version 3.1.0

- Redesigned Hosts Screen
- More reliable Screenshot logic
- Fix mouse management in VMConsole
- OpenSSL security updates
- Dark Mode Support
- Please make sure to enable gdbserver through your ESX firewall (e.g. check https://www.unixarena.com/2014/02/configuring-vmware-esxi-virtual-machine-console-vnc.html/)
- Please make sure your VM is restarted before using VMConsole

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Marc-2525 ,

Great, but could be better

This app seems like it’s abandonware… I wish there were modern alternatives to it. I haven’t found any apps that allow the same control right from my phone—even when vsphere is not working. It feels odd to open an app and see it be a shrunken screen and design language from many OS versions ago. I really hope a true update happens at some point.

Derpidety ,

App unusable in current state for me

I connect to a VPN on my iPad open app it Auto connects to first profile I created.. When it can't app crashes. I want to choose when I am n a different VPN I can't see the first server connected... Please fix.

Would be nice if you could actually create virtual machines and allocate space rather then just look at information and turn on and off guest os's. Although with previous review of reboot and shutdown mixed can't test that in a production environment...

ShaggySS ,

Finally A Great Tool for A VMWare Administrator

I have been looking for a nice tool to manage my small VMWare deployment. I was hoping the latest Mobile Access appliance would allow for more features but it looks the feels the same. The iPad vSphere app is also very limited so I decided to drop the $10 for this knowing full well for some of the more advanced feartures I would have to pay $0.99 cents for. Overall a great tool I do which it seperated out clusters since I have a Desktop and Server VMware setup and remembering which ESX boxes are for which is kinda tough. The reason for the four stars in the console add on. I bought it and I have tried to use it but there is no documentation that I could find so I feel a little jipped but the other features are way more useful to give it any less. If you are looking for something to manage your vmware environment this is the app for you. Manage from the golf course.

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