Background: One of the policies of our vCenter cluster is for (almost) every VM to have an "expiration date". This is a custom field in the annotations panel that is mainly a reminder to contact the owner of the VM and verify the system is still relevant.
My question: What is the best way to sort through a group of VMs by a particular annotation field? Are there any tools that VMWare provides to view VMs by their annotation summaries? Or is there a better way to accomplish the goal of tracking VM lifespans altogether?