We all know that USM is used for upgrading code, replacing hardware, getting logs etc. However I find one of the most useful features of USM is its reporting

So to start off load up USM

Dont connect to an array but instead click on View System Configuration

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Next a wizard pops up; select Choose from Existing Reports and click Browse and select a an SPcollect   

Here is a set from one of my lab arrays

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Click Next and it will eventually pop in your default browser (this works best in Internet Explorer)

 

You should end up with something like this

 

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Each tab is clickable and provides some great info

A few more screenshots giving more examples

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etc (there are loads of different screens so I would encourage you to click around)

 

Hopefully someone will find this useful

 

Cheers

Gearoid