Since I know everyone knows about Microsoft’s Hyper-V PowerShell, and I’ve mentioned about VMWare’s here, I didn’t want to leave out Nutanix’s PowerShell module for those that use Nutanix. I personally haven’t used this one, but the documentation looks great for it, and you can definitely automate a lot of the processes instead of having to go into the GUI. I’d also recommend creating standard templates of how settings should be for hosts and VM’s which you could then compare with how yours are setup, so you can quickly see what has changed. This is great for a few reasons. 1) You have a base working config saved for future deployments 2) If a bad actor gets in and slowly starts changing things you can catch it 3) You can create reports based off this data.
And if you looking for a great “As Built” Report for your Nutanix, check out the link below where they have created a detailed report with the ability to highlight concerning areas from just running one script!
As Built Report – Nutanix
PowerShell Gallery – As Built Report Nutanix