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Downloads of v 3.10.1:


Last Update:

07 Jun 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Rob de Veij


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This is not the latest version of RVTools available.

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3.10.1 | Updated: 07 Jun 2018



Downloads of v 3.10.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Rob de Veij

RVTools 3.10.1

This is not the latest version of RVTools available.

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Some Checks Are Exempted or Have Failed

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Exemption as .NET 4.6.1 dependency requires a reboot.


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install RVTools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade RVTools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall RVTools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade rvtools -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.10.1'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade rvtools -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.10.1'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install rvtools
    name: rvtools
    version: '3.10.1'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'rvtools' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.10.1'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller rvtools
    Name     = "rvtools"
    Version  = "3.10.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'rvtools':
  ensure   => '3.10.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 10 Jun 2018.


Interacts with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i, ESX Server 4i, VirtualCenter 4.x, ESX Server 4.x, VirtualCenter 5.x, VirtualCenter Appliance, ESX Server 5.x, VirtualCenter 6.x, ESX Server 6.x. RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, Resource pools, Clusters, ESX hosts, HBAs, Nics, Switches, Ports, Distributed Switches, Distributed Ports, Service consoles, VM Kernels, Datastores, multipath info, license info and health checks. With RVTools you can disconnect the cd-rom or floppy drives from the virtual machines and update the VMware Tools installed inside each virtual machine to the latest version.

$ErrorActionPreference	= 'Stop';
$toolsDir				= "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$packageName			= 'rvtools'
$installerType			= 'msi'
$url					= 'https://robware.net/download/501D8EE9-B871-45FB-B2A1-9BE0B7BFF024/RVTools3.10.msi'
$softwareName			= 'RVTools*'
$checksum				= '3582DEF818A8E0D532C064F8BFB44C877AE43D0AC156A8E8E6F2029F87D6C3A3'
$checksumType			= 'sha256'
$silentArgs			= "/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
$validExitCodes		= @(0)

	$packageArgs = @{
	  packageName		= $env:ChocolateyPackageName
	  unzipLocation		= $toolsDir
	  fileType			= $installerType
	  url				= $url
	  softwareName		= $softwareName
	  checksum			= $checksum
	  checksumType		= $checksumType
	  silentArgs		= $silentArgs
	  validExitCodes	= $validExitCodes

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'RVTools*'
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
RVTools 4.6.1 297 Wednesday, May 15, 2024 Approved
RVTools 12267 Monday, February 26, 2024 Approved
RVTools 4.5.1 1682 Thursday, November 30, 2023 Approved
RVTools 4.5.0 497 Thursday, November 23, 2023 Approved
RVTools 4.4.5 1165 Friday, October 20, 2023 Approved
RVTools 4.4.4 36 Friday, October 20, 2023 Approved
RVTools 4.4.3 1653 Friday, June 23, 2023 Approved
RVTools 4.4.2 879 Thursday, May 25, 2023 Approved
RVTools 4.4.1 1929 Saturday, February 11, 2023 Approved
RVTools 4.3.2 1536 Saturday, November 5, 2022 Approved
RVTools 4.3.1 3334 Sunday, February 6, 2022 Approved
RVTools 4.2.2 1125 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Approved
RVTools 4.2.1 777 Saturday, December 4, 2021 Approved
RVTools 4.1.4 4987 Monday, June 14, 2021 Approved
RVTools 4.1.3 6458 Sunday, April 11, 2021 Approved
RVTools 4.1.2 1064 Monday, April 5, 2021 Approved
RVTools 894 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Approved
RVTools 4.0.7 19906 Monday, December 21, 2020 Approved
RVTools 4.0.6 2083 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Approved
RVTools 4.0.4 1444 Monday, May 4, 2020 Approved
RVTools 3.11.9 2529 Friday, June 14, 2019 Approved
RVTools 3.11.6 1106 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Approved
RVTools 3.10.1 1275 Thursday, June 7, 2018 Approved
rvtools 3.6.4 18618 Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Approved

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