This is a simple way of adding memory to a powered-on vm, which has the Memory hot plug option enabled. It reads the server names from a file (deploy.csv) and updates the memory to what is specified in the script.

  • First the deploy.csv file


  • Actual script, MemoryMB needs to be updated
#Connect to vcenter server
connect-viserver vcenter.domain.local

#Import vm name and ip from file
Import-Csv deploy.csv |
foreach {
    $strNewVMName = $
    write-host "Server ----- $strNewVMName" 
    #MemoryMB needs to change
    Set-VM -VM $strNewVMName -MemoryMB 6144
    Sleep 2    
    Get-VM -name $strNewVMName | Select Name, MemoryGB
    $Report += $strNewVMName 

write-host "Sleeping ..."  
Sleep 10

#Send out an email with the names
$emailFrom = "<from email id>"
$emailTo = "<to email id>"
$subject = "List of servers with upgraded memory"
$smtpServer ="<smtp server name>"
$smtp = new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($smtpServer)
$smtp.Send($emailFrom, $emailTo, $subject

, $Report)