Abandoned Virtual Machines


#1

Does anyone have a good way to find abandoned or unused systems? I have a feeling that my users have provisioned a number of VMs that are no longer used. I’m not sure how to collect this information.


#2

Set a retirement date for your VMs and they’ll be deleted unless your users ask for extension.


#3

I know about this, but our management didn’t want to use this option despite my warnings. Now I have VMs all over but I don’t know when they were last accessed.


#4

If metrics are enabled I would think you could tell by the lack of activity on those systems.


#5

One of the requested actions I’ve asked for is being able to bring back the contents of “c:/user” and and last modified date under the files sections of the smartstate scan.