The vCenter InventorySnapshot tool lets you assess the current configuration and export it via a one-time iteration of the Java applet tool. This is handy if you often need to create vSphere labs with complicated cluster and DRS configuration. The InventorySnapshot tool will authenticate against the vCenter Server and then gather all objects in the datacenters and clusters. The authentication step is shown above.
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