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It’s been a while since last update, again, so I figured I should at least provide something.. I recently started in a new job, and one of the first things I looked into was the amount of snapshots in our vmware environments. Not surprisingly there was a lot of snapshots, and very few of them had any hints of when they were taken and why. The vsphere console doesn’t provide this info so I had to turn to PowerCLI to get the info I needed. PowerCLI is really just a snap-in to powershell so I felt right at home 🙂 After you start PowerCLI, you need to first connect to your vcenter server: Connect-VIServer <vcenter server> You will be promted for username and password for vcenter. After powershell has connected to the vcenter server, all you need to is run this one-liner: Get-VM | Get-Snapshot | Select VM,Name,@{N=”SizeGB”;E={@([math]::Round($_.SizeGB))}},Created This will…

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