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Create advanced SQL report that shows the unmanaged Elastic Sky X (ESX) guests

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This article provides two ways to create an advanced SQL report showing the unmanaged Elastic Sky X (ESX) guests in NPM. 


All SAM versions


Create a SQL report using the Report Writer:

1. Click Start > All Programs > Reporting > Report Writer.

2. Click New  Report > Historical - VMWare ESX Reports > OK. 


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3. Enter a title in the Report Title field.

4. Enter the following query in the Description field:

SELECT VIM_VirtualMachines.Name as 'Guest', VIM_Hosts.HostName as 'ESX Host' FROM VIM_VirtualMachines
Inner join VIM_Hosts on VIM_VirtualMachines.Hostid=VIM_Hosts.HostID
where VIM_VirtualMachines.NodeID is null.

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5. Click Execute SQL Query.

6. Click Save.

Create a SQL report using the Web Console:

1. Click Start > SolarWinds Orion > Orion Web Console > Settings > Manage Reports.

2. Enter VMWare in the Search field. 

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3. Select Historical VMWare ESX Reports, and click Edit Report. 

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4. Enter a title for the report and click Add Content.

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5. Select Custom Table, and then click Select and continue.

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6. Select Advanced Database Query in the selection method,

7. Select SQL as the Query Type.

8.  Enter the following SQL query in the space provided, and then click Preview Results:
    SELECT VIM_VirtualMachines.Name as 'Guest', VIM_Hosts.HostName as 'ESX Host' FROM     VIM_VirtualMachines
    Inner join VIM_Hosts on VIM_VirtualMachines.Hostid=VIM_Hosts.HostID
    where VIM_VirtualMachines.NodeID is null.

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9. Once the table is displayed, click Next, and then Submit.

For help on custom SQL Reporting and Scripting you can post your queries on Thwack Community Forum: Custom Reporting


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