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PowerCLI Scripts

If anyone know of any PowerCLI scripts of any type or function I would like to know where they are located.  I am in the process of becoming more proficient in scripting using the PowerCLI scripting tool.  My most pressing need is to develop a script that would help produce reports from within vCenter and the ESXi host.

I am also in need of a script that can query the logs within the ESXi host.

Thank you,

lipotech
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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

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Reports can be generated from:-

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

vCheck Daily Report
http://www.virtu-al.net/vcheck-pluginsheaders/vcheck/

If you do want a script, LucD (1 of *the* premier PowerCLI gurus; literally co-wrote the book on PowerCLI :) ) provides a script in the following link:

http://www.lucd.info/

It's worth getting this book!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470890797?ie=UTF8&tag=lucnot-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0470890797
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lipotechAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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