William Lam just released version 4 of his Health Check Report. I guess I can talk about it for hours but the sample report that William provides says more in just a few clicks than I can in 1000 words. Below you can find an outtake from the release notes. I clipped it as it was too long, but you can find the complete info here. Make sure this script is part of your standard toolkit as it will most definitely come in handy! Highly recommended.

This script generates a health check report similar to that of vmwareHealthCheckScript but for the new vSphere release of VMware ESX(i) 4.x and VMware vCenter 4.x and it’s managed entities. User’s can now fully customize the report based on the categories that are of importance to their operating environment, including selecting specific set of ESX(i) hosts and/or Virtual Machines.

The script reports on the following:

  • New Report is now completely modular in which categories to display via a configuration file
  • New Ability to specify specific ESX/ESXi host to query
  • New Ability to specify specific Virtual Mchines to query
  • New vCenter HA Advanced Runtime information
  • New vCenter HA Configuration (primary/secondary and node states)
  • New vCenter HA Advanced Configurations
  • New vCenter DRS Advanced Runtime information
  • New ESX/ESXi IP/HOSTNAME of vCenter Management IP
  • New ESX/ESXi Newly improved Hardware and System Health Stuats information
  • New ESX/ESXi Advanced Configurations
  • New ESX/ESXi NUMA information
  • New VM UUID,Bootime,Resource Statistics, Fault Tolerance, Thin provisioned and NPIV information
  • http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2010/03/19/vmware-vsphere-health-check-report-v4-0-0-by-lamw/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YellowBricks+%28Yellow+Bricks%29