2 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2012 10:21 PM by adomszent

    Change Video Card setting on next reboot

    adomszent Lurker

      Hi,

       

      Can someone show me how to use orchestrator to change the Video Card Setting of a VM to "Auto-detect settings" the next time the VM reboots?

       

      I tryed myself, but i think i need a lot more time with orchestrator to understand how it works.

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Change Video Card setting on next reboot
          tschoergez Master
          vExpertUser ModeratorsVMware Employees

          Hi!

          Use Onyx to figure it out....

           

          What you get in short:

           

          var managedObject = vm;
          // ------- ReconfigVM_Task -------
           
          var spec = new VcVirtualMachineConfigSpec();
           
          spec.deviceChange = System.getModule("com.vmware.onyx").array(VcVirtualDeviceConfigSpec, 1);
          spec.deviceChange[0] = new VcVirtualDeviceConfigSpec();
          spec.deviceChange[0].operation = VcVirtualDeviceConfigSpecOperation.edit;
          spec.deviceChange[0].device = new VcVirtualMachineVideoCard();
          spec.deviceChange[0].device.key = 500;
          //spec.deviceChange[0].device.deviceInfo = new VcDescription();
          //spec.deviceChange[0].device.deviceInfo.label = "Video card ";
          //spec.deviceChange[0].device.deviceInfo.summary = "Video card";
          //spec.deviceChange[0].device.controllerKey = 100;
          //spec.deviceChange[0].device.unitNumber = 0;
          //spec.deviceChange[0].device.videoRamSizeInKB = 4096;
          //spec.deviceChange[0].device.numDisplays = 1;
          spec.deviceChange[0].device.useAutoDetect = true;
          //spec.deviceChange[0].device.enable3DSupport = false;
           
          task = managedObject.reconfigVM_Task(spec);  // VirtualMachine
          

           

           

          What you get in a whole: See attached Workflow .

           

          How to get there: See this video (created just for you ):

          https://vimeo.com/41911520

           

          and be patient: I plan to create a blog-post on this, and update the video with audio explanations.....

           

          Regards,

          Joerg

          • 2. Re: Change Video Card setting on next reboot
            adomszent Lurker

            Thanks, you're awesome.

             

            It's really pretty simple, thank for the video to show me how it works.