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PowerCLI Cookbook by Philip Sellers

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Sending output to CSV and HTML

On the screen the output is great, but there are many times when you need to share your results with other people. When looking at sharing information, you want to choose a format that is easy to view and interpret. You might also want a format that is easy to manipulate and change.

Comma Separated Values (CSV) files allow the user to take the output you generate and use it easily within a spreadsheet software. This allows you the ability to compare the results from vSphere versus internal tracking databases or other systems easily to find differences. It can also be useful to compare against service contracts for physical hosts as examples.

HTML is a great choice for displaying information for reading, but not manipulation. ...

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