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Documenting ESXi 5.1 Environment & Diagramming it in Visio

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Hey all you PowerShell, PowerCLi experts.

I've recently been wanting to Document the vSphere, ESXi 5.1 environment I work with, and I posted a question about it asking if there were some good PS scripts out there and got some good responses especially from Andrew Hancock.

Now I would like to take it a step further and get a script that visually documents my ESXi environment by taking ALL ESXi Cluster configuration and dumping into a Visio diagram.

After doing some searching I found this : http://www.virtu-al.net/2009/01/26/vdiagram-draw-your-vi-with-one-script/

Which is brilliant but a bit incomplete, as it only takes my vCenter server, the ESXi Hosts and Guest machines and spits it out into Visio.

It would be really useful to get ALL my Clusters configuration, DRS, HA, FT you name it.

Now I would have started on this if I was a bit more adept at powershell but im still learning the basics of powershell and would like to ask the experts out there to help me expand on this PS script to be even more useful than it currently is.
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The easiest way to do this is to use Veeam One Reporter. (download a trial!)

http://www.veeam.com/virtual-server-management-one-free.html

The scrip you have found, is the best that exists for free.
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I've downloaded and installed the Veeam One, looks like a useful tool for reporting and monitoring, I haven't found it to be a documenting tool though.
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You can use the VMware Community Scripts to generate some diagram.

Have you seen these
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I'll have a look and see if I can find any scripts that can do this on the VMware Community
Thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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This was what I was refering to

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

It's a collection of PowerCLI scripts in one place from Community Members!
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