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  • VMware vCenter Documentation Script Update Version 2.00

    April 21, 2023

    PowerShell, VMware

    Version 2.00 21-Apr-2023

    • Allow multiple output formats. You can now select any combination of HTML,  MSWord, PDF, or Text
    • Changed some Write-Error to Write-Warning and changed some Write-Warning to Write-Host
    • Changed the default output to HTML
    • Fixed remaining $Null comparisons where $null was on the right instead of the  left of the comparison
    • Fixed some text formatting issues
    • If you select PDF for Output and Microsoft Word is not installed, update the  error message to state that PDF uses Word’s SaveAs PDF function
    • In Function BuildDRSGroupsRules, fixed variable $DRSGroupsRules not  defined error
    • In Function OutputClusters, added explanations from VMware for each  counter
    • In Function OutputResourcePools, fixed invalid property name Name
    • In Function OutputVirtualMachines, added explanations from VMware for  each counter and fixed one wrong counter name
    • In Function OutputVMHost made changes to the VMware performance  counters put in Charts by separating the counters instead of grouping
      • If one counter was not available, then no chart was created for any of the  counters grouped together
      • Added explanations from VMware for each counter
    • Made minor changes to Function AddStatsChart
    • Reformatted most Write-Error messages to show better in the console
    • Removed all comments referencing versions before 2.00
    • Removed existing Script ParameterSets and left only one for “WordPDF”
    • Thanks to T.E.R. for testing with vCenter 8
    • Updated the following functions to the latest versions:
      • AddHTMLTable
      • AddWordTable
      • CheckWordPrereq
      • FormatHTMLTable
      • GetCulture
      • Line
      • ProcessDocumentOutput
      • SaveandCloseDocumentandShutdownWord
      • SaveandCloseHTMLDocument
      • SaveandCloseTextDocument
      • SetupHTML
      • SetupText
      • SetupWord
      • SetWordCellFormat
      • SetWordHashTable
      • ValidateCoverPage
      • WriteHTMLLine
      • WriteWordLine
    • Updated the help text
    • Updated the ReadMe file

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    About Carl Webster

    Carl Webster is an independent consultant specializing in Citrix, Active Directory, and technical documentation. Carl (aka “Webster”) serves the broader Citrix community by writing articles (see and by being the most active person in the Citrix Zone on Experts Exchange. Webster has a long history in the IT industry beginning with mainframes in 1977, PCs and application development in 1986, and network engineering in 2001. He has worked with Citrix products since 1990 with the premiere of their first product – the MULTIUSER OS/2.

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