Chapter 15. Reporting with PowerCLI

Creating reports is the task that most new PowerCLI users start with. If your boss wants a report of all the new virtual machines created last month or a list of all the datastores that are over 90 percent full, PowerCLI will make it easy for you to create such a report and save it as a CSV or HTML file. In this chapter, you will learn some techniques to create reports.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • Retrieving log files
  • Creating log bundles
  • Performance reporting
  • Exporting reports to CSV files
  • Generating HTML reports
  • Sending reports by e-mail
  • Reporting the health of your vSphere environment with vCheck

Retrieving log files

ESXi servers and vCenter Servers generate log files. Some of these log files ...

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