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Grouping VMs by create date based on an annotation field

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We currently have vCenter annotations that list the date a VM was created. Is there any creative way to categorize VMs created within 7 days, 30 days, etc?

I've tried using operators with Custom Attributes, but cannot get any math to jive.

CustomAttribute("InService")

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Re: Grouping VMs by create date based on an annotation field

Post by Vitaliy S. »

Let me consult with our development team, maybe there is a better way to do that, but just off the top of my head...

You could use a PowerCLI script to export existing notes/annotations into Excel file, create custom attributes for these VMs in this Excel workbook and import them to BV (this process is described in our User Guide starting from page 35).

I have found a sample script that will allow you to retrieve VM notes information, please check it out:
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/159167

And here is a whitepaper that should explain you how to map these annotations into custom attributes in details:
http://www.veeam.com/vmware-business-vi ... urces.html (see "Sharing Categorization Data with CMDBs and 3rd Party Applications")

Hope this helps!

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