Something very handy released today by the good folks over at Veeam: VeeamZip
Very, very handy tool for those of you who need to simply rip a VM off a host and move it, or want to do some quick backups of a VM. I wish I had a tool like this a few years ago, and in fact I can see people using this extensively in migration scenarios or for moving VM’s around different clusters. Will be installing to play with hands on soon enough, but work has me slammed.
Still, free tools are always valuable. I also highly recommend RVTools, as its got a great set of virtual analytics and health checks for your vSphere environments.