PowerCLI Script to migrate virtual machines with the same network Source for the new vCenter Server.

Hi all

I checked a few posts on the migration to the new vCenter Server virtual machine. But I'm not very good with Powercli and need some help here.

We have a new vCenter server where we migrate virtual machines from one source vCenter server. Here are two things that I don't know how to connect together to make sure that bwfore we turn on the virtual machine to the virtual machine is connected to its source network.

Part 1 - this script works well but do not get any network on the vCenter destination.

cluster = Get-Cluster "clusterA.

$inventory = get-Cluster $cluster | Get - VM | Add-Member - MemberType ScriptProperty-name "VMXPath" - value {$this.extensiondata.config.files.vmpathname}-Passthru-Force | Select-Object Name ResourcePool, folder, VMXPath |

$inventory | Export-Csv c:\file.csv

$inventory = import-csv c:\file.csv

$cluster = get-group 'b '.

{foreach ($vm to $inventory)

$ESXHost = get-Cluster $cluster | Get-VMHost | Select - 1 first

New-VM - VMFilePath $vm. VMXPath - VMHost $ESXHost - location $vm. Folder - ResourcePool (Get-Cluster $cluster |) Get-ResourcePool $vm. ResourcePool)

}

Part 2 - I want to preserve the Portgroup macaddress and the Ip of the virtual computers and connect them to the new vCenter. How can I do this with the script below. Or how can I combine them together?

$vm_list = get-Cluster-name "clustera | Get - VM test * | Name sort

$information = {foreach ($vm to $vm_list)

$network_adapter_information = get-NetworkAdapter - VM $vm

$vm | Select Name,PowerState,ResourcePool,@{N="Path; E=       {$_. ExtensionData.Summary.Config.VmPathName}},@{N="NetworkAdapter '; E = {[string]: join (":", ($network_adapter_information |))} %{$_. {{(Nom + "," + _.NetworkName $}))}}, @{N = "MacAddress"; E = {[string]: join (",", ($network_adapter_information | % {$_.}))} MacAddress}))}}

}

Step 2

# Unsubscribe virtual machines

Remove-VM - VM $vm_list-RunAsync Verbose - confirm: $false

Step 3

$cluster = get-group 'b '.

{foreach ($vm to $inventory)

$ESXHost = get-Cluster $cluster | Get-VMHost | Select - 1 first

New-VM - VMFilePath $vm. VMXPath - VMHost $ESXHost - location $vm. Folder - ResourcePool (Get-Cluster $cluster |) Get-ResourcePool $vm. ResourcePool)

}

# Save virtual machines

foreach ($info in $information)

{

$vmxpath = $info. Path

$resource_pool = $info. ResourcePool.Name

New-VM - ResourcePool (ResourcePool-Get-name $resource_pool) VMFilePath - $vmxpath - RunAsync-Verbose | Out-Null

}

Step 4

# Put the network cards

foreach ($info in $inventory)

{

foreach ($network_information in ($info.NetworkAdapter - split ":"))))

{

$virtual_machine = $info | %{$_. Name}

$network_adapter = ($network_information-split ",") [0]

$network_vlan = ($network_information-split ",") [1]

Get-VM-name $virtual_machine | Get-NetworkAdapter-name $network_adapter | Together-NetworkAdapter - NetworkName $network_vlan-Verbose-RunAsync-confirm: $false | Out-Null

}

}

# Start the virtual machines

foreach ($vm to $vm_list)

{

Start-VM - VM $vm. Name-RunAsync Verbose - confirm: $false | Out-Null}

}

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hi all

I made some changes to the script and it worked for me. We have added a host on the destination with all exchanges and storage mapped vCenter.

$vm_list = get-Cluster-name 'Site B - b | Get - VM | Name sort

$information = {foreach ($vm to $vm_list)

$network_adapter_information = get-NetworkAdapter - VM $vm

$vm | Select Name,PowerState,ResourcePool,@{N="Path; E=       {$_. ExtensionData.Summary.Config.VmPathName}},@{N="NetworkAdapter '; E = {[string]: join (":", ($network_adapter_information |))} %{$_. {{(Nom + "," + _.NetworkName $}))}}, @{N = "MacAddress"; E = {[string]: join (",", ($network_adapter_information | % {$_.}))} MacAddress}))}}

}

# Unsubscribe virtual machines

Remove-VM - VM $vm_list-Verbose - confirm: $false

$cluster = get-Cluster "Site A - clustera.

{foreach ($vm to $information)

$ESXHost = get-Cluster $cluster | Get-VMHost | Select - 1 first

New-VM - VMFilePath $vm.path - VMHost $ESXHost - location $vm. Folder - ResourcePool (Get-Cluster $cluster |) Get-ResourcePool $vm. ResourcePool)

}

# Save virtual machines

foreach ($info in $information)

{

$vmxpath = $info. Path

$resource_pool = $info. ResourcePool

New-VM - ResourcePool (ResourcePool-Get-name "test1") VMFilePath - $vmxpath - RunAsync-Verbose | Out-Null

}

# Put the network cards

.

foreach ($info in $information)

{

foreach ($network_information in ($info.NetworkAdapter - split ":"))))

{

$virtual_machine = $info | %{$_. Name}

$network_adapter = ($network_information-split ",") [0]

$network_vlan = ($network_information-split ",") [1]

Get-VM-name $virtual_machine | Get-NetworkAdapter-name $network_adapter | Together-NetworkAdapter - NetworkName $network_vlan-Verbose - confirm: $false | Out-Null

}

}

# Start the virtual machines

foreach ($vm to $vm_list)

{

Start-VM - VM $vm. Name-RunAsync Verbose - confirm: $false | Out-Null

}

Hope this will help many of you.

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