przemol10
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Contributor

How to add disk(s) to many VMs at once

Hi all,

I have to add disk (disks ?) to several VMs at once (close to 200). Is it possible to do that without using e.g. Power Shell (which is unknown for me ...) ?

Can I do that using (preferably) GUI/Web GUI ? If not is it possible to do that using CLI tools (I am Linux/Python guy and don't have much windows experience) ?

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bayupw
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If you are planning to use PowerCLI (based on PowerShell), there is a New-HardDisk cmdlet that we can use to create a new hard disk New-HardDisk - vSphere PowerCLI Cmdlets Reference

See an example in this blog: PowerCLI Mass Add Hard Disks to Virtual Machine | Matt Vogt

Bayu Wibowo | VCIX6-DCV/NV
Author of VMware NSX Cookbook http://bit.ly/NSXCookbook
https://github.com/bayupw/PowerNSX-Scripts
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vThinkBeyondVM
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From GUI I do not think there is any option which will work for you. As Bayu specified, you need to explore Power CLI cmdlet.

If it is useful, plz mark answer as correct or helpful.
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przemol10
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Thanks Bayu for hint.

Is there any option to use linux/python instead ?

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