vCenter - Roles and Permission Information

What is the best way to extract "Roles and Permission" from vCenter ?
HiteshSystem EngineerAsked:
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Alessandro ScafariaConnect With a Mentor Infrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
You may perform this task throught some vSphere PowerCLI commands:

1.      Download and install vSphere PowerCLI into your vCenter Server

http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2011/06/back-to-basics-part-1-installing-powercli.html

2.      Bypass Powershell execution security

Open a Powershell session (both 64 and 32 bits) and write this command:

set-executionpolicy remotesigned

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3.      Open a PowerCLI shell from Start Menu--->All Programs-->VMware--->PowerCLI

Perform this commands:

Connect-VIServer 

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and then insert the IP or FQDN of your Vcenter Server

Get-VIPermission | Select Role, Principal, Entity, UID | Export-CSV “C:\Rights.csv”

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Now you have a CSV file with all Vcenter Roles and Permissions exported.
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HiteshSystem EngineerAuthor Commented:
Fantastic, thank you very very much. This is exactly what I was looking for.

One more question, Can you please let me know how can I extract Datastore information (Name, size, VMs, connected ESX host, free space etc..)

Your help will be much appreciated. Thanks
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