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
-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 192.168.1.100 and your Internet-facing IP address is say 184.108.40.206, 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 - 220.127.116.11:443 -> 192.168.1.100:443 and 18.104.22.168:(5900-5909) -> 192.168.1.100:(5900-5909).
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.
- 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
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.
No tech support
Once you guess how to configure the app it's pretty handy, I'm using it with a home lab and a Vmug license of vsphere 6.5. I bought the console plug in and can't figure out how to configure it and there has been NO response from them as far as tech support or even example screens, no help built into the app. Again, once I guessed on the configuration it's kind of fun to use. If you're out there tech support, please answer my requests, buy at your own risk that you will guess how to use it.
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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- Project Eureka LLC
- 18.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Project Eureka
- In-App Purchases
- VM Console $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.