did you ever wondered from which IP addresses your vSphere clients are connecting?
Ok, you have the session list in your vSphere client but there you only are able to determine the username and the logon time. But what if you have role-based logins (the same logins a few times) and you need to know where a certain connection is coming from?
I found out that there is obviously no way to get the source IP of a vSphere client login through the VMware API nevertheless there are some ugly methods to find out about the IPs from the logs.
Please comment if you are in need of a PowerShell function to find out the client IP of a vSphere client.
Hopefully this will result in a feature request to be fullfilled by VMware 😉
So please spread the word if you find this usefull, comment on this thread why you need this info and give a '+1'
+1 from me!
I want to know on what client machines the vSphere client is installed, and I also like to see this information in the vSphere Client (ADministration / Sessions) !
Great work Luc!!! Thanks a lot - you are a guru!!
This is exactly the information i was searching for.
...nevertheless it would be great to have that function/cmdlet integratet into PowerCLI out of the box.
So if you like that - please keep on voting!!
Thanks Luc, outstanding job!
Your script is a more than acceptable work-around, but I also like the voting to continue ...
Thanks for your comments and raising this feature, I will make sure it gets looked at and will see if we can do anything to include this in a future version of PowerCLI.
No problem, we always enjoy ideas like this where we can make PowerCLI a better experience for users.
Hi Daniel I have an active session in vSphere 4.1, when I terminate the session it will re appear within 2 min. Could you send on your PowerShell function to find out where this session is coming from.