Reporting VM objects created during a predefined time period from VI Events object

An important auditing tool in your environment can be a report of when virtual machines were created, cloned, or deleted. Unlike snapshots, that store a created date on the snapshot, virtual machines don't have this property associated with them. Instead, you have to rely on the events log in vSphere to let you know when virtual machines were created.

PowerCLI has the Get-VIEvents cmdlet that allows you to retrieve the last 1,000 events on the vCenter, by default. The cmdlet can accept a parameter to include more than the last 1,000 events. The cmdlet also allows you to specify a start date, and this can allow you to search for things within the past week or the ...

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