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Get total number of disks configured on virtual VM

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I'm unable to find a command to collect the total number of disks and the controller configured on VM?

Can you help me at least with some resources ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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You mean something like this?

Get-VM |
Select Name,
  @{N='vDisk#';E={(Get-HardDisk -VM $_).Count}},
  @{N='Controller#';E={(Get-ScsiController -VM $_).Count}}


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Did you try something like this?

$report = @()
foreach ($vm in Get-VM) {
  $view = Get-View $vm
  $hd = Get-HardDisk -VM $vm
  if ($view.config.hardware.Device.Backing.ThinProvisioned -eq $true) {
    $row = '' | Select-Object Name, Provisioned, Total, Used, VMDKs, VMDKsize, DiskUsed, Thin, StoragePolicy, 'vDisk#', 'Controller#'
    $row.Name = $vm.Name
    $row.Provisioned = [math]::round($vm.ProvisionedSpaceGB , 2)
    $row.Total = [math]::round(($view.config.hardware.Device | Measure-Object CapacityInKB -Sum).sum / 1048576 , 2)
    $row.Used = "{0:N2}GB" -f $vm.UsedSpaceGB
    $row.VMDKs = $view.config.hardware.Device.Backing.Filename | Out-String
    $row.VMDKsize = $view.config.hardware.Device | Where-Object { $_.GetType().name -eq 'VirtualDisk' } | ForEach-Object { "{0:N2}GB" -f (($_.capacityinKB) / 1MB) } | Out-String
    $row.DiskUsed = $vm.Extensiondata.Guest.Disk | ForEach-Object { "{0:N2}GB" -f (($_.Capacity - $_.FreeSpace) / 1GB) } | Out-String
    $row.Thin = $view.config.hardware.Device.Backing.ThinProvisioned | Out-String
    $row.StoragePolicy = (Get-SpbmEntityConfiguration -HardDisk $hd).StoragePolicy.Name | %{if($_ -eq $null){'Datastore Default'}else{$_}} | Out-String
    $row.'vDisk#' = $hd.Count
    $row.'Controller#' = (Get-ScsiController -VM $vm).Count
    $report += $row
  }
}

$report | Sort-Object Name | Export-Csv -Path "D:Thin_Disks.csv"

 


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LucD
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You mean something like this?

Get-VM |
Select Name,
  @{N='vDisk#';E={(Get-HardDisk -VM $_).Count}},
  @{N='Controller#';E={(Get-ScsiController -VM $_).Count}}


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I tried to add it to this script but I'm getting errors

https://communities.vmware.com/t5/VMware-PowerCLI-Discussions/vSAN-policy-in-different-datastores/m-...

for sure you can help me but I would like to understand how I can find such information, because I'm checking this 2 references

https://developer.vmware.com/docs/powercli/latest/products/vmwarevsphereandvsan/
https://developer.vmware.com/apis/1355/vsphere

For sure I'm doing something in wrong way ๐Ÿ˜

 

 

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Did you try something like this?

$report = @()
foreach ($vm in Get-VM) {
  $view = Get-View $vm
  $hd = Get-HardDisk -VM $vm
  if ($view.config.hardware.Device.Backing.ThinProvisioned -eq $true) {
    $row = '' | Select-Object Name, Provisioned, Total, Used, VMDKs, VMDKsize, DiskUsed, Thin, StoragePolicy, 'vDisk#', 'Controller#'
    $row.Name = $vm.Name
    $row.Provisioned = [math]::round($vm.ProvisionedSpaceGB , 2)
    $row.Total = [math]::round(($view.config.hardware.Device | Measure-Object CapacityInKB -Sum).sum / 1048576 , 2)
    $row.Used = "{0:N2}GB" -f $vm.UsedSpaceGB
    $row.VMDKs = $view.config.hardware.Device.Backing.Filename | Out-String
    $row.VMDKsize = $view.config.hardware.Device | Where-Object { $_.GetType().name -eq 'VirtualDisk' } | ForEach-Object { "{0:N2}GB" -f (($_.capacityinKB) / 1MB) } | Out-String
    $row.DiskUsed = $vm.Extensiondata.Guest.Disk | ForEach-Object { "{0:N2}GB" -f (($_.Capacity - $_.FreeSpace) / 1GB) } | Out-String
    $row.Thin = $view.config.hardware.Device.Backing.ThinProvisioned | Out-String
    $row.StoragePolicy = (Get-SpbmEntityConfiguration -HardDisk $hd).StoragePolicy.Name | %{if($_ -eq $null){'Datastore Default'}else{$_}} | Out-String
    $row.'vDisk#' = $hd.Count
    $row.'Controller#' = (Get-ScsiController -VM $vm).Count
    $report += $row
  }
}

$report | Sort-Object Name | Export-Csv -Path "D:Thin_Disks.csv"

 


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As simple as that ๐Ÿ™‚  Thank you

Question : to have the output in separate line this , would you please help me with some clue, I would like to give a try ๐Ÿ™‚

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Instead of looking at al the Harddisks at once, I would loop over the Harddisks.
Using a loop like this for example

Get-VM -PipelineVariable vm | 
Get-Harddisk -PipelineVariable hd |
Foreach-Object -Process {

# Create and populate the object for each Harddisk

}


The PipelineVariable parameter allows you to refer to the objects returned by Get-VM, via $vm, and Get-Harddisk, via $hd.

Also, note that the Get-View is not really needed, you can access the same properties via for example $vm.ExtensionData and $hd.ExtensionData


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I will give atry and keep you posted ๐Ÿ™‚

I'm still  beginner ๐Ÿ˜‚

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We were all beginners at one point in time ๐Ÿ˜
The best way to learn is by doing


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would you please assist me to find reference where I can find ExtensionData?

I checked the link below

https://developer.vmware.com/docs/powercli/latest/products/vmwarevsphereandvsan/

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Sure, everything that is available under ExtensionData are in fact the objects listed in the vSphere Web Services API.

For example the content you get when you do

$vm = Get-VM -Name MyVM
$vm.ExtensionData

is documented under the VirtualMachine entry.
Similar for $esx.ExtensionData, $datastore.ExtensionData, $datacenter.ExtensionData, ...

Reading the API Reference might take a while to get used to, but everything is in there.

The objects returned by cmdlets that use a REST API method are documented in the vSphere Automation Reference


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I tried something like this, the good point is that I didn't received any error message ๐Ÿ™‚ but the result is not what's expected

      #################################
      #   vCheck Targeting Variables  # 
      ################################# 
      # Total number of hosts
      $TotalVMHosts = Get-VMHost
      $TotalVMHostsCount = $TotalVMHosts.count
      $CountHosts = $CountHosts + $TotalVMHostsCount
      Write-Host "There are $TotalVMHostsCount Hosts in $DefaultVIServer" -Foregroundcolor "Cyan"
      
      # Total number of VMs
      $TotalVMs = Get-VM
      $TotalVMsCount = $TotalVMs.count
      $CountVMs=$CountVMs + $TotalVMsCount
      Write-Host "There are $TotalVMsCount Virtual Machines in $DefaultVIServer" -Foregroundcolor "Cyan"

      ##############################
      # Gathering ESXi information #
      ##############################
      Write-Host "Gathering Disk Partition Storage Information"
      $Report = @() 
     
      $i=0
      ForEach ($VM in $TotalVMs){ 
        $i++
        Write-Progress -Activity "vCollecting VMs" -Status ("VM: {0}" -f $VM.Name) -PercentComplete ($i/$TotalVMsCount*100) -Id 1  -ParentId 0
        #Datacenter info  
        $datacenter = $vm | Get-Datacenter | Select-Object -ExpandProperty name 
        #vCenter Server  
        $vCenter = $vm.ExtensionData.Client.ServiceUrl.Split('/')[2].trimend(":443") 
        #Cluster info  
        $cluster = $vm | Get-Cluster | Select-Object -ExpandProperty name 
        
        # Total Drives
        $TotalDrives = $VM.ExtensionData.Guest.Disk
        $TotalDrivesCount = $TotalDrives.count
        $j=0
        ForEach ($Drive in $VM.ExtensionData.Guest.Disk){
            $j++
            Write-Progress -Activity "vCollecting Drives" -Status ("Drive: {0}" -f $Drive.DiskPath) -PercentComplete ($j/$TotalDrivesCount*100) -Id 2  -ParentId 1
            $Path = $Drive.DiskPath
            $Capacity   =   [math]::Round($Drive.Capacity/ 1GB)
            $Freespace  =   [math]::Round($Drive.FreeSpace / 1GB)
            $PercentFree=   [math]::Round(((100* ($Drive.FreeSpace))/ ($Drive.Capacity)),0)

            $Vmresult = New-Object PSObject   
            $Vmresult | add-member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "datacenter"      -Value $datacenter  
            $Vmresult | add-member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "vCenter Server"  -Value $vCenter  
            $Vmresult | add-member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Cluster"         -Value $cluster 
            $Vmresult | add-member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Host"            -Value $VM.VMHost 
            $Vmresult | add-member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "VM Name"         -Value $VM.Name
            $Vmresult | add-member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Disk PATH"       -Value $Path
            $Vmresult | add-member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Capacity(GB)"    -Value $Capacity
            $Vmresult | add-member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Free Space(GB)"  -Value $Freespace
            $Vmresult | add-member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Free Space %"    -Value $PercentFree
            $report += $Vmresult       
         }
      } 

 

The output for path for example it shot something like this */storage/autodeploy* and I was wondering that I will have the path for the datastore ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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Everything under $vm.ExtensionData.Guest is information obtained by the VMware Tools from inside the Guest OS.
The Guest OS has no knowledge whatsoever about the virtual environment, including datastores.

That is one reason I suggested earlier to have a loop with Get-Harddisk.
That will return vDisk information, including the Datastore


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Thanks I will try again ๐Ÿ™‚

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