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README.md

DeployVMs

Deploying multiple Linux VMs using PowerCli

.DESCRIPTION VMs are deployed asynchronously based on a pre-configured csv file (DeployVM.csv) Designed to run from Powershell ISE

.PARAMETER csvfile Path to DeployVM.csv file with new VM info

.PARAMETER vCenter vCenter Server FQDN or IP

.PARAMETER auto Will allow script to run with no review or confirmation

.PARAMETER createcsv Generates a blank csv file - DeployVM.csv

.EXAMPLE .\DeployVM.ps1 Runs DeployVM

.EXAMPLE .\DeployVM.ps1 -vcenter my.vcenter.address Runs DeployVM specifying vCenter address

.EXAMPLE .\DeployVM.ps1 -csvfile "E:\Scripts\Deploy\DeployVM.csv" -vcenter my.vcenter.address -auto Runs DeployVM specifying path to csv file, vCenter address and no confirmation

.EXAMPLE .\DeployVM.ps1 -createcsv Creates a new/blank DeployVM.csv file in same directory as script

.NOTES Author: Shawn Masterson Created: May 2014 Version: 1.2

Author: JJ Vidanez Created: Nov 2014 Version: 1.3 Add creation onthefly for customization Spec for linux systems Ability to create machines names and guest hostname using different names Added a value to find out the kind of disk because powercli bug for SDRS reported at https://communities.vmware.com/message/2442684#2442684 Remove the dependency for an already created OScustomization Spec

Author: JJ Vidanez Created: Jul 2015 Version: 1.4 Adding domain credential request for Windows systems

Author : Simon Davies - Everything-Virtual.com Created : May 2016 Version: 1.5 Adding AD Computer Account Creation in specified OU's for VM's at start of deployment - Yes even Linux as that was a requirement It's possible to restrict this to just Windows VM's by removing the comment at line #261

Author: JJ Vidanez & Robert Rowan Created: Jun 2016 Version: 1.6 Fixed issue to deploy just one VM Adding banner for each credential to show the domain where credentials are set If OU parameter is defined at the OU create the object on AD where the machine is register Linux and Windows

REQUIREMENTS PowerShell v3 or greater vCenter (tested on 5.1/5.5) PowerCLI 5.5 R2 or later CSV File - VM info with the following headers NameVM, Name, Boot, OSType, Template, CustSpec, Folder, ResourcePool, CPU, RAM, Disk2, Disk3, Disk4, SDRS, Datastore, DiskStorageFormat, NetType, Network, DHCP, IPAddress, SubnetMask, Gateway, pDNS, sDNS, Notes, Domain, OU Must be named DeployVM.csv Can be created with -createcsv switch CSV Field Definitions NameVM - Name of VM Name - Name of guest OS VM Boot - Determines whether or not to boot the VM - Must be 'true' or 'false' OSType - Must be 'Windows' or 'Linux' Template - Name of existing template to clone Folder - Folder in which to place VM in vCenter (optional) ResourcePool - VM placement - can be a reasource pool, host or a cluster CPU - Number of vCPU RAM - Amount of RAM in GB Disk2 - Size of additional disk to add (GB)(optional) Disk3 - Size of additional disk to add (GB)(optional) Disk4 - Size of additional disk to add (GB)(optional) SDRS - Mark to use a SDRS or not - Must be 'true' or 'false' Datastore - Datastore placement - Can be a datastore or datastore cluster DiskStorageFormat - Disk storage format - Must be 'Thin', 'Thick' or 'EagerZeroedThick' - Only funcional when SDRS = true NetType - vSwitch type - Must be 'vSS' or 'vDS' Network - Network/Port Group to connect NIC DHCP - Use DHCP - Must be 'true' or 'false' IPAddress - IP Address for NIC SubnetMask - Subnet Mask for NIC Gateway - Gateway for NIC pDNS - Primary DNS must be populated sDNS - Secondary NIC must be populated Notes - Description applied to the vCenter Notes field on VM Domain - DNS Domain must be populated OU - OU to create new computer accounts, must be the distinguished name eg "OU=TestOU1,OU=Servers,DC=my-homelab,DC=local"

CREDITS Handling New-VM Async - LucD - @LucD22 http://www.lucd.info/2010/02/21/about-async-tasks-the-get-task-cmdlet-and-a-hash-table/ http://blog.smasterson.com/2014/05/21/deploying-multiple-vms-via-powercli-updated-v1-2/ http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2014/05/working-customization-specifications-powercli-part-1.html http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2014/06/working-customization-specifications-powercli-part-2.html http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2014/06/working-customization-specifications-powercli-part-3.html

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

.LINK http://blog.smasterson.com/2014/05/21/deploying-multiple-vms-via-powercli-updated-v1-2/ http://www.vidanez.com/2014/11/02/crear-multiples-linux-vms-de-un-fichero-csv-usando-powercli-deploying-multiple-linux-vms-using-powercli/

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