You can run simpler scripts to report the inventory of items such as hosts. You can run them with a one-liner, such as "Get-VM." as shown above.
vSphere PowerCLI lets you use it to the level of automation you are comfortable with, making it easy to get started. Plenty of online resources are available to help with PowerCLI scripting.
Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.