Tracking VM Creation and Deletion events using PowerCLI

Below script is used to find the users who created or deleted the VM in the past 7 days.

Note: If you want to know the count for longer period then change the value of AddDays.

For VM creation

Get-VIEvent -MaxSamples ([int]::MaxValue) -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) |

where {$_.Gettype().Name -eq “VmCreatedEvent” -or $_.Gettype().Name -eq “VmBeingClonedEvent” -or $_.Gettype().Name -eq “VmBeingDeployedEvent”} |

%{“{0} created by {1}” -f $_.VM.Name,$_.UserName}

 For VM Deletion

Get-VIEvent -MaxSamples ([int]::MaxValue) -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-7) | where {$_.Gettype().Name -eq “VmRemovedEvent”} |  %{“{0} created by {1}” -f $_.VM.Name,$_.UserName}


About Manish Jha

Hi All I am Manish Kumar Jha aka Alex Hunt. I am currently working in Iono,Inc as Cloud Solutions Architect. I have around 8 Years of IT experience and have exposure on VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, RHEL and modern data center technologies like Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000v and NSX. If you find any post informational to you please press like and share it across social media and leave your comments if you want to discuss further on any post. Disclaimer: All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. I don’t make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this blog is strictly at your own risk. The Views and opinions published on this blog are my own and not the opinions of my employer or any of the vendors of the product discussed.
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