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I am looking for a script/comand to get VM and its datastore info.
I would appreciate if you can put me the comand to get this infomation in an excel or csv file.
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by:asavener
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Are you querying an individual host, or a vCenter (where you need to traverse each cluster and/or host)?
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vcentre,  and find the vm datastore.
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Ah.  You know the name of the VM, and you want to find what datastores it's using?
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I know the data store and want to find which VMs are in that datastore
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by:asavener
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Usage:
FindVMDatastore.ps1 -vm <vm_name> -outfile <outputfile>

script text (save as FindVMDatastore.ps1):

$report = @()

connect-viserver <your_server_name>
$disks = Get-HardDisk -VM $vm | Select-Object name, filename
foreach ($disk in $disks) {
     $row = "" | Select VM, DiskName, FileName
     $row.VM = $vm
     $row.DiskName = $disk.name
     $row.FileName = $disk.filename
     $report += $row
}

$report | Export-Csv $OutFile -noTypeInformation
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Oh, whoops.

Just a sec....
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(Get-Datastore -Name 'datastore_name').Extensiondata.Vm|%{(Get-View -Id $_.toString()).name} | Export-Csv <filename>
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Why not use the following:-

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/
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