How to get DRS Rules Associated with Each VM in DRS Cluster

How to get DRS Rules Associated with Each VM in DRS Cluster – vCenter

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One of the really nice things about being a Microsoft Data Platform MVPs (Formally known as a SQL Server MVP) or VMware vExpert is the access to information.? Microsoft does this better than any other vendor I know. As a Data Center Platform MVP Microsoft is constantly pushing information out to me through seminars, conferences, emails and any other way you can think of. It’s really hard to take advantage of it all.? When you couple that with all the exposure to the other MVP’s through a closed email list, its an awesome combination. The vExpert program tries hard to do the same thing. A recent blast was loaded with useful scripts. I don’t have time right now to write about all of them. But here is one that stood out.

DRS Rules – Huge Licensing Implications

In a vCenter environment this Script is How to get the DRS Rules associated with each VM in the DRS Cluster. I like having scripts like this in play, so I can check the setting of my environment in an automated manner. This is especially important given the licensing impact of the wrong VM running on the wrong physical HOST. I am “not a fan of set and forget management“.

To me it is a huge? advantage to have a script that enables you to determine the DRS Rules for each VM in the DRS Cluster. I would have this run in some automated manner, to make sure I don’t Set and forget.

Script – How to get DRS Rules Associated with Each VM in DRS Cluster

Cick the link below for the Script to find all the rules associated with all the VMs in the DRS cluster.

This script was written by Vikas Shitole

A little bit about Vikas Shitole. Vikas is a vExpert who has been a member of the VMware community since 2011. He blogs regularly at and is also active on Github (



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