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Is there a method or utility used to print a report of all the VMs managed by vCenter v4.1?  Can this report be produced within vSphere Client?  Thanks.
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Using the vSphere Client, you can also select the VMs, and Right Click and select Copy to Clipboard.

if you Toggle the Headers On and Off, you can also generate lists

See here, Turn On the Headers you require, I've selected Name, select ALL, and Right Click Copy to Clipboard, creates a very quick list from vSphere Client/vCenter

Copy to Clipboard - Create a VM List
I would recommend using the following, also VMware recommends the use of PowerCLI, which is PowerShell interface with vSphere-specific additions.

http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/server/vsphere/automationtools/powercli

One of the simplest PowerCLI examples, and something which is actually extremely useful on its own, is the Get-VM cmdlet. Which lists VMs.

PowerCLI can be a bit overwhelming to use,  But it can be enhanced with a nice toolset and a library of preconfigured scripts to jump-start your mass changes, which is possible with PowerGUI

http://powergui.org/index.jspa

and

VMware Community Pack
http://www.virtu-al.net/featured-scripts/vmware-powerpack/

It's also worth looking at The free VMware Guest Console
http://labs.vmware.com/flings/vgc

The free VMware Guest Console, an experimental application created by VMware Labs, is a great tool for managing vSphere VM processes and files. You can view, sort and kill processes across all VMs, and you can also run a script on all Windows or Linux VMs.


You can also use RVTool to export lists of VMs
http://www.robware.net/
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