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  • 1.  Creating an inventory of PowerCLI reports

    Posted Oct 19, 2013 10:47 PM

    What methods do you currently use to keep an inventory of your PowerCLI reports?
    For example:

    You create 200 reports over a number of years.

    You want to be able to go back and search and find the reports you created so you aren't redoing things.

    What is the best way to store your reports so that you can go back and reuse them?

    Is there an editor that supports this natively so the functionality is integrated into one pane of glass? (Nice to have but don't need that)

    Can you create tags with meta-data and attach them to your reports somehow, so that you can search for every report that has a "performance" meta data tag, for example?

    Would like to get your solutions and strategies for this.

    Thanks!



  • 2.  RE: Creating an inventory of PowerCLI reports

    Posted Oct 20, 2013 12:18 AM

    If your reports are stored in the form of text files or CSV files, there isn't any meta data you can add.

    The best choice there is to use good filenames for your report files, and eventually meaningful subfolders to store the reports.

    If you can store your reports in something like XML files, it is a lot easier to store meta data in the file.

    But XML file creation is not that easy and these files are not that easy to read in a regular editor.

    I use XmlPad for browsing my XML files.

    Something like Notepad++ allows you to open multiple files.

    I use that all the time.

    And both are free :heart: