Hopefully an easy one.
In my virtual center server setup, under "Hosts & Clusters" I have a folder and a datacenter.
With "get-folder -norecursion | get-datacenter -norecursion" I get my datacenter object.
Under that datacenter, I have a cluster, so I thought that "get-folder -norecursion | get-datacenter -norecursion | get-cluster -norecursion" would return my cluster object, but I get nothing.
Under my folder, I have a datacenter and "get-folder -norecursion | get-folder -norecursion | get-datacenter -norecursion" DOES return my datacenter.
If I add a folder to a datacenter in the vi client and I attempt
get-folder -no recursion on that datacenter, then I get two folders named
"vm" and "host" and no folder with name I see under my datacenter in the vi client.
So what's going on with the datacenter objects? How do I traverse the vi server object tree view once I hit a datacenter?
What am I missing/doing wrong?
The directory structure contains some hidden folders (like for example the "vm" and the "host" folder under a datacenter).
A sample script to traverse the folder structure starting from a datacenter can be found in
Thanks for the pointer to the script.
What I want to do is simply get the imediate child objects for a datacenter as seen in the vi client and I have found that the following does the trick for my purposes
given $dc is a datacenter object then
$dc | get-inventory -norecursion | get-cluster -norecursion to get imediate child clusters
$dc | get-inventory -norecursion | get-folder -norecursion to get imediate child folders and I ignore the folder called "Discovered Virtual Machine"
and I hope that
$dc | get-inventory -norecursion | get-vmhost -norecursion will give me child vmhosts but I haven't tried this out.