Some time after finishing the “Vester Test file generator”, I was wondering how to get more configuration settings out of a vCenter Server. Then I realized that vCenter Servers also contain a large number of advanced settings.
To get an overview of ALL Advanced Settings in vSphere, connect to a vCenter Server and run the following line:
PS> Get-AdvancedSetting -Entity *
In the output you will discover three large groups:
VIServer, vCenter Server settings
VMHost, ESXi host settings (see other Vester Generator)
VM, Virtual machine settings
And finally, two small groups “Compute Cluster DRS” (9 settings) and “Datastore Cluster” (3 settings).