TheVMinator
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Testing OS configuration with PowerCLI

I'd like to see if PowerCLI can be used to do the following:

get a list of VMs which could be Windows or Linux

Check the OS for the following properties (if tools can pull them):

  • OS Hostname
  • OS fully qualified DNS domain name
  • IP address
  • AD domain that the OS guest is joined to (Windows guests only)
  • OS version
  • DNS Servers that the OS is configured to use
  • WINS Servers that the OS is configured to use (Windows Only)

Then check vcenter for the following properties:

  •         Cluster name the VM is in
  •         Resource Pool the VM is in
  •         Folder the VM is in

not sure what the limits of tools are on getting info from the OS - is there a ready guide for this somewhere?

Thanks!

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kunaludapi
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Check this out might be helpful

vGeek: Extended VM inventory using powercli

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TheVMinator
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OK thanks

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