Cyberfed27
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Easy one - dumping VM names to a text file

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Hey folks, I am trying to write a script, one of the parts of it needs to get the names of all the VM's and write them to a text file.

However, I want nothing but the server names in the text file.

Here is what I have tried:

Get-VM | Select-Object Name | Out-File "C:\servers.txt"

This yields a text file as follows:


Name                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
----                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
SERVER1


SERVER 2

....and so on. Close, but the empty line between server names and the "Name ----"  lines need to go.

Next I tried

$VMs = Get-VM | Select-Object Name

Add-Content - Path "C:\servers.txt" $VMs

This yields a text file as follows:

@{Name=SERVER1}
@{Name=SERVER2}

..and so on.. I dont want the @{Name=}  parts

So I'm close but I just want each server name on one line and no other text or empty lines. Example of what I want is:

SERVER1

SERVER2

SERVER3

ect...ect...thoughts on how I can strip out the other things?

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LucD
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Try

Get-VM | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name | Out-File "C:\servers.txt"



Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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LucD
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Try

Get-VM | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name | Out-File "C:\servers.txt"



Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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Cyberfed27
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Exactly what I needed!

Many thanks!

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TomHowarth
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Luc, you are a walking PoSH/PowerCLI reference book Smiley Happy

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
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Awesome...Single Line script.... Perfect gives which gives what i needed..

Mohammed Raffic

http://www.vmwarearena.com

Mohammed Raffic VCP4,VCP5,VCAP4-DCA,VCAP5-DCA,VCP-Cloud, MCSA.MCTS,CCA http://www.vmwarearena.com
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