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PowerCLI wrong uptime is returned for sys.uptime ?

When I run Get-Stat -Entity VM01-Stat sys.uptime.latest -Realtime -MaxSamples 1 I get 1738728 seconds which translates to 20 days. The server (Windows 2012R2) VM01 has been rebooted less than 4 hours ago.

Please correct me if I am wrong but it looks like sys.uptime.latest returns the VM uptime and not the OS uptime. If that's the case is there a way to get the OS uptime instead of the VM uptime?

Thanks

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The powercli command Get-Stat provides the VM level details and not the guest related events.

As far as i know, reading the GOS events is a way to get this data.

You can refer to a sample script : Find Last Used time of VMs in a VCenter - Samples - VMware {code}

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jterli,

Thanks for your post, i am not sure if the link you provided is exactly what I was looking for, but it certainly helped me get on the right path. I will test the examples I found in the next few days, thanks again.

https://code.vmware.com/forums/2530/vsphere-powercli#593211

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This is exactly what I was looking for.

Last OS Boot & Up time is returned for all VMs in the cluster. Needs some tweaking, but this is a very good starting point!

Connect-VIServer prism01

$stat = 'sys.osuptime.latest'

$now = Get-Date

$vms = Get-VM

Get-Stat -Entity $vms -Stat $stat -Realtime -MaxSamples 1 |

Select @{N='VM';E={$_.Entity.Name}},

    @{N='LastOSBoot';E={$now.AddSeconds(- $_.Value)}},

    @{N='UptimeDays';E={[math]::Floor($_.Value/(24*60*60))}}

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Here is what I came up with

$smtpName = "SMTPSERVER"

$vcenters =  @("VCENTER1","VCENTER2")

$subj = "VM Uptime Report"

$rcptFrom = "FROM@EMAIL.COM"

$rcptTo = "TO@EMAIL.COM"

$uID = "VCENTERUSERNAME"

$pass = Get-Content "C:\Scripts\topsecret.txt" | ConvertTo-SecureString

$cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PsCredential($uID,$pass)

$head = "<style>"

$head = $head + "BODY{background-color:white; font-size:10pt;font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif} "

$head = $head + "table {margin-top:3px;border-collapse: collapse;width: 100%;} "

$head = $head + "table td, table th {border: 1px solid #ddd;text-align: left; padding: 7px; valign:top; font-size:10pt; height:10px; line-height:normal} "

$head = $head + "table tr:nth-child(even){background-color: #f2f2f2} "

$head = $head + "table tr:hover {background-color: #ddd;} "

$head = $head + "table th {padding-top: 3px;padding-bottom: 3px;background-color: #AB0634;color: white;} "

$head = $head + "table tr {line-height: 3px;} "

$head = $head + "</style>"

$msgbody = "";

Connect-VIServer $vcenter -Credential $cred

foreach ($vcenter in $vcenters) {

   Connect-VIServer $vcenter -Credential $cred

    $stat = 'sys.osuptime.latest'

    $now = Get-Date

    $vms = Get-VM  | Where-Object {$_.powerstate -eq 'PoweredOn' -and $_.Uid.Substring($_.Uid.IndexOf('@')+1).Split(":")[0] -eq $vcenter}

    $msgbody_local = Get-Stat -Entity $vms -Stat $stat -Realtime -MaxSamples 1 | Select @{N='VM Name';E={$_.Entity.Name}},@{N='Last OS Boot Time';E={$now.AddSeconds(- $_.Value)}},@{N='Uptime in Days';E={[math]::Floor($_.Value/(24*60*60))}} | ConvertTo-HTML -Fragment | Out-String

    $msgbody = $msgbody + "<h5>" + "vCenter: " +$vcenter+"</h5>"+$msgbody_local

}

$msgbody = "<html><head>"+$head+"</head><body>"+$msgbody+"</body></html>"

send-MailMessage -To $rcptTo -from $rcptFrom -Subject $subj -BodyAsHtml $msgbody -SmtpServer $smtpName

To encrypt your vCenter password use this  (Get-Credential).Password | ConvertFrom-SecureString | Out-File "C:\Scripts\topsecret.txt" and enter your password

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