Monitogin of VM snapshots

Had major issues yesterday with snapshots left over from acronis.

Ended up waiting 18 hours for consolidation to comple.

now, i need a way of monitoring/alerting me on this.

We don't use vcenter server, only the client as we have 2 standalone hosts.


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
also you can use:-

VMware Community Pack

or you can also use

Veeam One

also see here for ideas

OR some of I clients, add it to there 50 Daily Morning Checks as an Admin Tasks, along with checking Backups worked!
Joseph DalyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I have two thoughts on ways of doing this.

1. User RVtools from robware. This will show you a graphical representation of each of your esxi hosts and give you details about snapshots along with much more.

2. You could use a powercli script in to get the vms with snapshots. Id reccomend creating a credential on your machine so you wont have to log in manually each time.

connect-viserver Server1
connect-viserver Server2
get-snapshot * | select-object VM, created, iscurrent

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MaximK10Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You can also try Veeam ONE free edition v7 for monitoring. There are some capabilities that wont be available but it should give you a pretty good idea of what it is capable of.
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
not had chance to look as yet..
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