Does anyone have suggestions on how to discover unused vms? I need to report to my manager on the status of our current virtual machines and included is an indication of how many vms are not being used. The vms are are all powered on still so that cannot be mentioned.
I am using the following service console command to show vmdks that have not been modified in over 30 days but wanted to know if there was something else I could be doing.
find /vmfs/volumes -name "*vmdk" -type f -mtime +30
Perfect, thanks for the answer. RVtools is pretty cool, however it does not seem capable of telling me which vms are unused. I will poke around.
That's why I pointed out the Optimization Pack. Wastefinder, which is part of that pack, will give you exactly what you are looking for. However, it's not free.
If you are using Windows you can use EventComb to search for VMs that have not been logged on to over a period of time.
May not be useful for web servers and infrastructure, but good for finding developer VMs that are not in use.
And of course it is free.