VMWARE Vsphere - Generating a report on VM's and their IP addresses

I have a group of VM's and I'd like to generate a report on their names, IP addresses, etc.
Can someone give me an idiot-proof step-by step to generate this report?
Currently I'm manually going through the Vsphere screen writing down each IP address as I click on each VM.
Example:  I want the name of every SQL server VM and its related attributes  IP address, etc. (See diagram).
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
A few ways to do this, RV Tools from here is a great tool

http://www.robware.net/

or, you can use the vSphere Client Virtual Machines Tab, Right Click select the fields you require e.g IP Address and then Export the current list to Web Page, CSV or XLS, Right Click the Bottom Drag box, and select Export.



or you can script it, or use the tools from here

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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