Another Vester Test file generator and more vCenter checks


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).

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