How do I find the hardware serial numbers of VMware hosts?

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Getting the physical serial numbers of Windows servers is something I’m asked to do often, and using Powershell with Get-WMIObject makes that task a relative walk in the park.

An HP article on extracting this information using ESXCLI pointed me in right direction towards using PowerCLI  to audit a large number of hosts in one fell swoop.

 

The resulting output should look something like this:

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References:

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03379226

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