Solved

how to export list of vm's

Posted on 2014-10-16
6
235 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-16
I want a full inventory list - how can I get this without manually typing out each name in a spreadsheet?
0
Comment
Question by:bozo1701
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Tim Phillips
ID: 40384874
SSH into the host and then run this command: vmware-cmd -l

You can then copy/paste the list into Excel
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 40384922
There are a number of methods to do this....

You can use the Excellent RV Tools from this link

http://www.robware.net/

This is a standlone application, login with username and password, connect to server, and it will display, many different columns, save the Output as Excel.

OR....using the vSphere Client

Select the virtual machines Tab,  Right Click the Left/Right Scroll Bar, and Click Export List, and then save as Web HTML or Excel Workbook, or CSV
0
 

Author Comment

by:bozo1701
ID: 40385038
Thanx Andrew. Any idea how this works in the web console? It doesn't have a virtual machine 'tab'. Cheers
0
Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

 
LVL 121

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40385228
If you double click on the "Virtual Machines", a table of VMsd, should appear.

Select the VMs, you want the info on, click at the Bottom Right the Export List icon.

Select rows you want to export, and click Generate Report,  and save
0
 

Author Comment

by:bozo1701
ID: 40385501
Andrew - that's the answer I was looking for. Thanx so much. And I still have some hair left too!!
Cheers
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 40385533
I prefer the vSphere Client (C#), but it will be gone soon!
0

Featured Post

Get your Conversational Ransomware Defense e‑book

This e-book gives you an insight into the ransomware threat and reviews the fundamentals of top-notch ransomware preparedness and recovery. To help you protect yourself and your organization. The initial infection may be inevitable, so the best protection is to be fully prepared.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When rebooting a vCenters 6.0 and try to connect using vSphere Client we get this issue "Invalid URL: The hostname could not parsed." When we get this error we need to do some changes in the vCenter advanced settings to fix the issue.
Giving access to ESXi shell console is always an issue for IT departments to other Teams, or Projects. We need to find a way so that teams can use ESXTOP for their POCs, or tests without giving them the access to ESXi host shell console with a root …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This video shows you how to use a vSphere client to connect to your ESX host as the root user. Demonstrates the basic connection of bypassing certification set up. Demonstrates how to access the traditional view to begin managing your virtual mac…
Suggested Courses

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question