ethanmao200123
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How to automated select vm

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Hi

I try to make a vm name as a string automated input to VC:Virtualmachine as an object to do showing ip address such as vm.summary.guest.ipAddress.

Is there any method to do automated select vmname?

Thanks

Ethan

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iiliev
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Hi,

I'm not sure what you mean by 'automated select vm', but if you want co convert a string name (like "myvm") to an instance of VC:VirtualMachine type, you can use either the workflow 'Get virtual machines by name with PC' (available under Library > vCenter > Property collector), or a code like the following:

var all = Server.findAllForType("VC:VirtualMachine", "myvm");

System.log("Found VMs: " + all.length);

for each (var vm in all) {

  System.log(vm.name);

}

A couple of notes:

  • both of these approaches will find VMs whose name contains the passed string as a sub string. That is, it will find not only a VM with name "myvm", but also "myvm2" or "some myvm".
  • you can have more than one VM whose name matches the passed string. So you have to add some code to handle this case.

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iiliev
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi,

I'm not sure what you mean by 'automated select vm', but if you want co convert a string name (like "myvm") to an instance of VC:VirtualMachine type, you can use either the workflow 'Get virtual machines by name with PC' (available under Library > vCenter > Property collector), or a code like the following:

var all = Server.findAllForType("VC:VirtualMachine", "myvm");

System.log("Found VMs: " + all.length);

for each (var vm in all) {

  System.log(vm.name);

}

A couple of notes:

  • both of these approaches will find VMs whose name contains the passed string as a sub string. That is, it will find not only a VM with name "myvm", but also "myvm2" or "some myvm".
  • you can have more than one VM whose name matches the passed string. So you have to add some code to handle this case.
ethanmao200123
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Hi Ilian Iliev

It's helpful to me.

Thanks so much

Ethan

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