PowerCLI script to deploy virtual machines from a template

Hey all,.

I have this part done script. My questions are:

1. I want to know the nubmber of "Windows XP - X" are currently deployed, so I want to add. I don't want to use a CSV format or any other to inmport of. Yes, I am that lazy. For some reason I can't understand it!

2. on the line I would askes 'what esx host you want to use' just hit '1' for esx1 vs type the name of the host.

The questions above can be made? If so HELP! I worked on it for days. Thank you!

  1. Yes I have a Connect-VIServer-Server blah blah blah... Just removed.

{

{

$freespaceCalc = @{name = "FreespaceGB"; Expression = { : tour ($_.)} (FreeSpaceMB * 1 MB/1 GB)}}

$capacityCalc = @{name = "CapacityGB"; Expression = { : tour ($_.)} (CapacityMB * 1 MB/1 GB)}}

  1. User agents how manny are required

$agentTotal = Read-Host "Enter the number of Agents WinXp you need."

$agnetTotal = $agentTotal

Get-Datastore. Select Name, $freespaceCalc, $capacityCalc | Sort-Object Name. FT - force - AutoSize. Out-Default

$datastore = Read-Host "what data store you want to use?

Get-VMHost | Select-Object Name. Sort name | FT - force - AutoSize. Out-Default

$esxHost = Read-Host "what Esx host you want to use?

$XP is get - VM - name WinXP-*.

$totalXPCount = @($XP). Length

$totalXP = (1 + $totalXPCount)

for ($adt = ($totalXP + $agentTotal); $totalXP - $adt lt; $totalXP ++) {}

If ($totalXPCount - eq $adt)

{

breaking

}

$machineName = "WinXP-$totalXPCount.

$template = "Template XP-32.

$osspec = get-OSCustomizationSpec XP

foreach ($vm to $machineName)

{$vm = New - VM - name $vm - model $template - host $esxHost - store of data $datastore - OSCustomizationSpec $osspec | start-vm}

}

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The $hostIndex variable contains the index in the table $hostList of the selected host.

This is the script has been fixed.

Note that the SW forum has problems with hooks for you better use the attached file.

# Current "** Create Win XP **";
$freespaceCalc = @{ Name = "FreespaceGB"; Expression = { [Math]::Round($_.FreeSpaceMB * 1MB / 1GB ) } }
$capacityCalc = @{ Name = "CapacityGB"; Expression = { [Math]::Round($_.CapacityMB * 1MB / 1GB) } }

# User enters how manny agents are requred
$agentTotal = [int](Read-Host "Enter how many WinXp Agents you need.")

$totalXPCount = (Get-VM -Name WinXP-* | Measure-Object).Count
if($totalXPCount -lt $agentTotal){
     for($adt = $totalXPCount + 1; $adt -le $agentTotal; $adt++){

          Get-Datastore | Select Name, $freespaceCalc, $capacityCalc |Sort-Object Name | ft -Force -AutoSize| Out-Default
          $datastore = Read-Host "What DataStore do you want to use?"

          $hostList = Get-VmHost | select Name | Sort-Object
          $i = 1
          $hostList | % {Write-Host $i ":" $_.Name; $i++}
          $hostIndex = Read-Host "Enter a number (1 -" $hostList.Count ")"
          Write-Host "You selected host" $hostIndex "with hostname" $hostList[$hostIndex - 1].Name

          $machineName = "WinXP-$adt"
          $template = "XP-32 Template"
          $osspec = Get-OSCustomizationSpec XP

          foreach ($vm in $machineName){
               $vm = New-VM -Name $machineName -Template $template -Host $hostList[$hostIndex - 1].Name -Datastore $datastore -OSCustomizationSpec $osspec |start-vm }
     }
}

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