How to create Report of "All VMs with snapshots"?


#1

Hi

  • Following is the filter(language) to list out offline VMs with snapshots.

( FIND VM and Instance.Snapshots : Name IS NOT EMPTY CHECK COUNT > 0 AND VM and Instance.Host / Node : Name IS EMPTY )

  • But I like to create report that can generate All VMs(off/on) that has snapshot. I can not see above filter has any off keyword.

  • This is the doc regarding gapri’s Report feature

  • Still trying to figure out how to create custom report beside copying existing one?


#2

Have you tried the following expression (without the AND-clause)?
FIND VM and Instance.Snapshots : Name IS NOT EMPTY CHECK COUNT > 0

I would guess, that VM and Instance.Host / Node : Name IS EMPTY Refers to the ESX-Host the VM is running on, therefore if the ESX-Host is empty, the VM is powered off. (I haven’t used the reporting feature)


#3

Thanks @buc

I tried to remove clause after “AND” operator and ended up with following

trick is to click on the “Instance.Host / Node: Name is EMPTY” sentence and see it turn yellow and lower part of form showed up for GUI operation on the fields.

I am getting Active VM Snapshot report now, just need to figure out to include off-line VM.