Archive for May, 2011

Automated deployment script builds VM, registers in SCCM

This is a follow-up to my last post about fully automated deployment

Below is the script. After it pulls the information from you, it creates the VM, adds the second disk, sleeps for 15 seconds, pulls the MAC from the new VM, creates the computer object in SCCM, adds it to the collection, sleeps for 15 seconds, refreshes the collection, sleeps for 15 seconds, then powers on the VM. If you’ve got a mandatory OSD advertised to the collection specified, and the OSD is fully automated, it will lay down the OS and the computername will be the name you provided to the script.
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PowerCLI + VMware + SCCM = sweetness, aka automated deployment

Written May 26th, 2011 by
Categories: Scripts
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So I’m creating a script that builds a VM for you, imports the NetBIOS name & MAC address into SCCM, adds it to a specific collection, and then powers on the VM. If you have a mandatory OS Deployment for that collection, you don’t have to do anything but sit back and watch (given your Task Sequence is fully automated).

It prompts you for vCenter name, VM name, cpu, ram, description, disk size, queries vcenter for clusters, networks, datastores (sorted by free space), and verifies with you before building…

I’m excited & pleased that it’s actually working. It’s currently proprietary to my work environment, but I will try to strip all that out and let you change what needs to be changed to use it where you like.

Happy Scripting!!!

Script I needed to get info for multiple VMs = Get-VMInfo.ps1

Written May 5th, 2011 by
Categories: Scripts, Virtualization
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I’ve recently had a ton of requests for information about specific VMs. They want to know how many disks they have, CPU count, how much RAM, and which environment the VM resides in.

Instead of constantly searching vCenter, I wrote this quickly during the meeting to query multiple servers.
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