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  • Track movement of VMs over time ....

    Hello:

    I am looking for a method to track the movement of virtual machines on
    VMware (ESX). My understanding is that it uses use a SQL back-end that stores this information over time.



    I wish to track:
    -- The relationships between physicals (POSEs) and their virtual
    guests (VOSE) over time (where each virtual OSE has been, when it
    arrived, when it left, what triggered its migration, how often it
    moves)
    -- Which Virtual Guests are active and when they are activated/de-
    activated.


    Any insights/guidance would be appreciated.

    Are there any scripts that can pull this information?
    David

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    Re: Track movement of VMs over time ....

    SQL is a relational database. Theres nothing to stop you from running SQL querys against it.
    This said im not sure all the configuration information you require will be stored in the DB as the VC stores alot of information in the system logs on the server. You can export these by using the VI client. These can be a pain to decipher though as they can contain alot of information. You may be able to grep this by using the VMA appliance or by using vSphere PowerCLI.

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