Script: Report-Snapshots.ps1

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Title:             Report-Snaphots.ps1
Description:     List snapshots on all VMWARE ESX/ESXi servers as well as VM's
managed by Virtual Center.
Requirements:     Windows Powershell and the VI Toolkit
Usage:            .\Report-Snaphots.ps1

#Global Functions
#This function generates a nice HTML output that uses CSS for style formatting.
function Generate-Report {
Write-Output "<html><head><title></title><style type=""text/css"">.Error {color:#FF0000;font-weight: bold;}.Title {background: #0077D4;color: #FFFFFF;text-align:center;font-weight: bold;}.Normal {}</style></head><body><table><tr class=""Title""><td colspan=""6"">VMware Snaphot Report</td></tr><tr><td>VM Name  </td><td>Snapshot Name  </td><td>Date Created  </td><td>Size(MB)  </td><td>Description  </td><td>Host  </td></tr>"

Foreach ($snapshot in $report){
Write-Output "<td>$($snapshot.vm)</td><td>$($</td><td>$($snapshot.created)</td><td>$($snapshot.sizemb)</td><td>$($snapshot.description)</td><td>$($</td></tr> "
Write-Output "</table></body></html>"

#Login details for standalone ESXi servers
$username = 'changeme'
$password = 'supersecret' #Change to the root password you set for you ESXi server

#Folder to store report
$Folder = "C:\Reports"

#List of servers including Virtual Center Server.  The account this script will run as will need at least Read-Only access to Cirtual Center
$ServerList = ""#, "", ""    #Chance to DNS Names/IP addresses of your ESXi servers or Virtual Center Server

#Initialise Array
$Report = @()

#Get snapshots from all servers
foreach ($server in $serverlist){

# Check is server is a Virtual Center Server and connect with current user
if ($server -eq "VCServer"){Connect-VIServer $server}

# Use specific login details for the rest of servers in $serverlist
else {Connect-VIServer $server -user $username -password $password}

get-vm | get-snapshot | %{
$Snap = {} | Select VM,Name,Created,SizeMB,Description,Host
$Snap.VM = $
$Snap.Name = $
$Snap.Created = $_.created
$Snap.SizeMB = $_.sizemb
$Snap.Description = $_.description
$Snap.Host = $
$Report += $Snap

# Disconnect from Virtual Center
Disconnect-VIServer -Confirm:$False

# Generate the report and email it as a HTML body of an email
Generate-Report > "$Folder\Report-Snapshots.html"
IF ($Report -ne ""){
$SmtpClient = New-Object
$ = ""   #Change to a SMTP server in your environment
$MailMessage = New-Object
$MailMessage.from = ""   #Change to email address you want emails to be coming from
$MailMessage.To.add("")    #Change to email address you would like to receive emails.
$MailMessage.IsBodyHtml = 1
$MailMessage.Subject = "VMware Snapshots Report"
$MailMessage.Body = Generate-Report

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