Collect information about an ESX environment

This week I am creating an inventory of a customers network environment. Within the network of the customer is an VMware ESXi environment. While I am looking for an efficient way to collect information out of VMware vCenter I stumble upon a .NET tool called RV Tools from VMware vExpert Rob de Veij.

This tool gives you the possibility to collect information from your ESX  environment.

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When you start the tool you have to supply information about your vCenter server and supply valid credentials.

When the tool is ready with collecting data from your ESXi environment you can browse thru the various tabs.

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Information about the ESXi hosts

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Information about the datastores.

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Information about vSwitches in your environment.

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To make it possible to use your collected data, for say a report, you can export your data in various formats to meet your needs.

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