The last couple of days I’ve been playing with PernixData FVP and after a couple of changes to my lab I wanted to know which ESXi hosts contained the FVP vib and which didn’t. There are a couple of ways check if the vib is installed on an ESXi server…

First is through Putty using this ESXCLI command:

esxcli software vib list

This will provide you with the list of all installed VIBs on that host.

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Because we only need to know if the PernixData vib is installed the following command will only show the VIBs that include Pernix:

esxcli software vib list |grep Pernix

Now because we need to do this on every single host, this could become a very intensive task. But as we all know Luc and Alan would write a great script to do this much easier and a lot faster…

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After some google searches and a couple of failed attemps I finally got a script that shows just what I needed to know.

Here it is (feel free to change to make it even better, but this was what did the trick for me ;P):

$AllHosts = Get-VMHost | Where {$_.ConnectionState -eq ‘Connected’}
foreach ($VMHost in $AllHosts) {
$ESXCLI = Get-EsxCli -VMHost $VMHost
$ | Select $VMHost.Name,AcceptanceLevel,ID,InstallDate,Name,ReleaseDate,Status,Vendor,Version | Where {$_.Vendor -match ‘PernixData’}

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