Ran into an issue lately where I found a host had lost its storage. For whatever reason HA didn’t kick in to bring all the VMs back to life and there was a need to recreate ~75 VMs whom were in an unknown and/or orphaned state. It looked a bit like this:
PowerCLI to the rescue!
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