Newly Updated VMware Flings Available for Your Everyday Use

Since January 2020 the Flings Innovation Program at VMware has released a variety of new Flings focused on giving back to our communities, simplifying deployments, data management and more. In case you’re not familiar with VMware Flings, these are executable, experimental tools or scripts that are developed by our internal community and released on our external platform for the VMware ecosystem to use. Flings are free to download and are unsupported by our official products.

Below is a round-up of newly published or updated Flings that showcase how VMware continues to drive technology and address the needs of our customers, employees and greater communities. You can find Flings at https://flings.vmware.com.

VMware Appliance for Folding@Home

This Fling is a vSphere Appliance that contains the Folding@Home client software. Upon deploying the Folding@Home appliance, the user will be prompted to enter information to configure the software. Once the appliance is deployed, the client is running and ready for working units. The Fling is also preconfigured to allow remote management of the client. For more information on the Folding@Home Project and how we can be a force for good against diseases like Covid-19, visit the website www.foldingathome.org.

Tech for Good – Virtual Reality Experience

This is a virtual reality application that you can download or side load onto

Workspace ONE App Analyzer for macOS

The Workspace ONE macOS App Analyzer will determine Privacy Permissions, Kernel Extensions or System Extensions needed by an installed macOS application. You can also use the Fling to automatically create profiles in Workspace ONE UEM to whitelist those same settings when deploying apps to managed devices.

Demo Appliance for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

This is a virtual appliance aimed at helping customers deploy Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters running on vSphere or in a VMware Cloud on AWS for Proof of Concept and Dev/Test purposes.

Python Client for VMC on AWS

Python Client for VMware Cloud on AWS is an open-source Python-based tool. Written in Python, the tool enables VMware Cloud on AWS users to automate the consumption of their VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.

Linux driver for Precision Clock Virtual Device

ptp_vmw is a Linux driver for VMware Precision Clock, a new type of virtual device available in ESXi 7.0 (hardware version 17 onwards) that provides virtual machines with access to the underlying ESXi host’s system clock. Guests can use the device as a reference clock in Chrony time synchronization software to synchronize their system clocks.

Workspace ONE Mobileconfig Importer

The Workspace ONE mobileconfig Importer allows you to import existing macOS mobileconfig files directly into a Workspace ONE UEM environment as a Custom Settings profile, as well as to create new Custom Settings profiles by creating a mobileconfig directly.

Supernova – Accelerating Machine Learning Inference

Project Supernova is a set of common interfaces for machine learning inference on top of heterogeneous accelerators, from the edge to the cloud.

Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture Tools

Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA) has lmvutil commands to manage global database entitlements data using the command line interface. An lmvtools command line wrapper is now available to enhance the command execution of lmvutil commands to input a password only once and leave the command execution to continue. It is able to export all the site, site-pod mapping, global entitlements, user global assignments, local pool assignments, home site overrides, and backup global entitlements in lmvutil commands format to file. The command builder has an inbuilt mechanism to comment on stale user global assignments and stale home site assignments.

Unified Access Gateway Deployment Utility

The Unified Access Gateway Deployment Utility helps deployment of UAG appliances by running the utility on Windows or macOS machines. This utility provides better user interface and better error handling through useful messages and tooltips, making it easier for an admin to deploy single or multiple appliances.

Flings Innovations Updated in FY21 H1:

Innovation never stops and as we continue to grow as an industry leader, VMware must make sure that our innovations continue to positively impact our customers. At VMware we ensure this o meet user needs. is a list of Flings that we have updated this year:

 

Fling Version Update
DRS Dump Insight 1.1
Virtual Machine Compute Optimizer 2.0.2
vSphere HTML5 Web Client v5.0 – build 15670023
App-volumes-entitlement-sync 2.3
App-volumes-entitlement-sync 2.4
PowervRA 1.1
vRealize Build Tools 2.4.18
Desktop watermark v1.1 – Build 20200302-signed
Ubuntu OVA for Horizon 1.2
vSphere Software Asset Management Tool 1.0.1
Workspace ONE UEM SCIM Adapter 20.03
vSphere Mobile Client 1.10.1
vSphere Mobile Client 1.10.2
Infrastructure Deployer for vCloud NFV v3.2.1
Horizon View Events Database Export Utility 2.2
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Created a new certificate for a HTML5 client fling v6.pdf
vRealize Operations Rest Notifications Helper V1.4.0
VMware OS Optimization Tool b1150
vSphere Software Asset Management Tool 1.1
Vmware OS Optimization Tool b1151
PowervRACloud 1.2
vSan Performance Monitor 1.3
Virtual Machine Compute Optimizer 2.0.3
Virtual Machine Compute Optimizer 2.0.4
Virtual Machine Compute Optimizer 2.1.0
Vsphere Mobile Client 1.11.0
Machine Learning on VMware Cloud Foundation 0.2.0
Horizon Helpdesk Utility 1.5.0.21
Horizon Session Recording 2.0.8
Supernova – Accelerating Machine Learning Inference v1.0
VMware OS Optimization Tool b1160
FlowGate v1.1
Python Client for VMC on AWS 1.1
App Volumes Entitlement Sync 4.0
Unified Access Gateway Deployment Utility 1.1.0

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James Zamora is the project manager for both the Flings and Tech Talk Innovation Programs in the Office of the CTO at VMware. As a new college graduate, James aims to consistently apply a multi-lateral approach combining both human-centered design and management practices which were honed by wearing a diverse set of hats in his previous experience with finance at BlackRock, technology at Adobe Inc., and as a design fellow with the Stanford d.school. Since joining VMware in 2019, James has spearheaded his pursuit of impact by building a community of innovation on a global scale. Since joining VMware in 2019, James has spearheaded the driven by his pursuit of impact by building a community of innovation on a global scale. His favorite quote is by Dr. Seuss: “You have to be odd to be number 1.”