There are several ways to reporting snapshots. You can use PowerCLI, VRTools, or even vSphere Client itself. Today I will show you how to reporting by vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.x. The benefit of vROps reports is you can schedule it by sending email with PDF & CSV reports. I found a post discuss how to reports by vROps. But it requests modify policy, it may impacts global calculation. What if your teams request different criteria for reports?
I always treat virtual machine snapshots like a big risk. It caused several outages in our infrastructure. Please check out Best practices for virtual machine snapshots in the VMware to understand how it impacts production.
虚拟机快照对我来说绝对是个大威胁，已经在我的生产环境里发生过好几次由此引发的故障了。如果你要了解快照对生产环境的影响可以看看：Best practices for virtual machine snapshots in the VMware
My SMVI backup job was crashed few days ago, the stupid application generated a lot of snapshots for virtual machine!!! It’s hundred!
I really don’t like to remove one by one! That’s what I used to clean up the snapshot.
Get-VM | Get-Snapshot -Name smvi* | Remove-Snapshot
I used wildcard smiv*, it means all snapshot that name start with smvi.