When reading the VMTN forum I stumbled upon a topic about checking the VMFS for snapshots. Besides snaphunter by Xtravirt, which is an excellent script, there isn’t much out there. You can check the VirtualCenter database for snapshots but this way you would not notice the orphaned snapshots. (Orphaned snapshot occur when the vmsd file gets corrupted.) A couple of months before Xtravirt posted their script I wrote my own snapshot checking script named snapcheck.sh. You can easily schedule it via the crontab and if you have the MIME module in place and smtp_send.pl it will send an HTML email to you with a nice table, yellow line means a registered snapshot and red line means an orphaned snapshot. You should also have ssh key authentication in place, check for more info ssh key authentication the RTFM website. You can download the snapcheck script here! Enjoy it.