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Virtual Machines Inventory Report

This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by Bob Chavez on 2019-07-24


In DCO report how can we include the VM Machines that hosts already associated as well as the vcenter because I'm wondering if we can use our DCIM to generate a report with centralized information including VMs since it's already associated.

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Re: Virtual Machines Inventory Report

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Greg Sterling on 2019-07-24


Hello Bob.

You are correct, the built-in reports in DCO do not include VM's in their report output as the reports generally focus on physical assets.

There are a couple of places however you can view VM information assigned to a host in more of a tabular format.

When in planning mode there is a "discovered devices" button (circled in red below) which displays a table of external devices visible to DCO, you'll notice I placed a filter in the parent system column to show only the vcenter based entries. You can also customize the columns in this view to change what you see, and you can export the results.

 

Also, VM information can be displayed in the equipment browser. This is useful if you wanted to see VM information for a specific device, rack, row or room.

In the below example you see I'm viewing the equipment browser tab (circled in red), if you click the customize columns button on the right side (circled in blue) you can enable the "virtual machines and templates" column so VM's appear in the equipment browser. This means you can search and filter for them. Also, the button I circled in green is useful as when that toggle button is closed (the chain link is closed) then the contents of the equipment browser becomes linked to whatever items are selected in the room view. So if I select a rack then only the items from that rack appear in the equip browser. If I select the room, then the browser contains the room items. This view can also be customized, and exported for reporting purposes.

Hope this is helpful

Regards

Greg Sterling

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