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Get ESXi Cluster configuration with PowerCLi, script

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Hi Experts,

I'm looking for something that will give me the details of my ESX clusters, I'm looking for the configuration of the cluster(s) i.e. Hosts, make, model, disks, datastores, vmfs./iscsi, nfs, ESXi version, build, basically everything to do with the environment Exept the guest VM's. I don't want to know what vms are on the hosts, just the detailed information of the cluster. Is there anything out there like that?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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have you looked at the information RV Tools can provide from http://www.robware.net/

otherwise, it would be scripts..

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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