Sometimes its hard to retrieve a report or data that you want to see in one place from a pre-built GUI, I often see this as a use case with PowerShell, being able to grab the data that you want to see and export it or report on it in a unified and simple way. With the release of vCheck 6 and the easy to adapt HTML framework I have a very easy way to do just this, with a few simple changes to the plugins we can easily add any product into the reporting framework.
A college of mine Tom Stephens who works for VMware Technical Marketing contacted me last week with a request which fits into the vCheck Framework quite nicely. He was working with a customer who needed to be able to report on their vCD infrastructure, they had a need to be able to audit their vCD infrastructure and return certain data back in a centralized easy to read fashion. He sent me a few headings of things the customer would like to see, after just a short period of time I was able to send him a working report with what the customer needed (and a little more I think).
This brings me on to what I call “vCDAudit”, unlike the vSphere health check script this is an audit script which retrieves and presents key vCD Data which is otherwise hard to find in a centralized place.
An example of the vCDAudit report can be viewed by clicking here.
To download this version of vCheck you can download the following file which includes the base script and all VCDAudit plugins:
For more information on the base vCheck script and its framework including a demo of how to use it visit this page.
All VCDAudit Plugins are accessible via the VCDAudit plugins page located here.