Sivaramsharmar
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PowerCLI Error

Hi All,

We are using vCenter & ESXi with 6.7 version.

PowerCLI Version:
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   VMware PowerCLI 6.5 Release 1 build 4624819
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Component Versions
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   VMware Cis Core PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 4624453
   VMware VimAutomation Core PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 4624450
   VMWare ImageBuilder PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 4561891
   VMWare AutoDeploy PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 4561891
   VMware Vds PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 4624695
   VMware Cloud PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 4624821
   VMware HA PowerCLI Component 6.0 build 4525225
   VMware HorizonView PowerCLI Component 7.0.2 build 4596620
   VMware Licensing PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 4624822
   VMware PCloud PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 4624825
   VMware Storage PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 4624820
   VMware vROps PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 4624824
   VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI 6.5 build 4540462

Data is incorporated in a CSV file.

While trying to change the portgroup for a VM. I am getting below error.

Even manually specifying the VM name & the port group also possess same error.

command executed:

Get-VM $c.name | Get-NetworkAdapter | ?{$_.Name -eq "Network adapter 1"} | Set-NetworkAdapter -NetworkName $c.portgroup  -Connected:$true -Confirm:$false

Error:

Set-NetworkAdapter : 2/6/2019 9:28:42 AM        Set-NetworkAdapter

Could not obtain

the result of task

'/VIServer=domain\adminaccount@vCenter:443/Task=Task-task-1457/'. Task

name is 'ReconfigVM_Task'. The following error occured: Exception has been

thrown by the target of an invocation.

At line:1 char:76

+ ... apter 1"} | Set-NetworkAdapter -NetworkName $c.portgroup  -Connected: ...

+                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Set-NetworkAdapter], VimExcep

   tion

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ViCore_TaskCoreService_ConvertTaskResult_Failed,

   VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.VirtualDevice.SetNetworkAdapt

  er

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LucD
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What is returned when you a Get-Task after this error message?


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

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Sivaramsharmar
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No Error Message is displayed

It went to the next line for new command execution

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LucD
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And there is no output whatsoever from the Get-Task cmdlet?

Do you see the task in the Web Client under Tasks & Events?


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

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cyberboxster
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I was having the same problem with the "Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation" error for both the Set-NetworkAdapter and Start-VM commands today. The fix for me was to uninstall the Windows Installer package for PowerCLI (Add/Remove Programs) and install directly via PowerShell (see https://www.vladan.fr/how-to-install-vmware-powercli-via-powershell/ ). After I installed and rebooted the problem went away. It looks like I was running PowerCLI 6.5 (VMware-PowerCLI-6.5.0-4624819.exe) instead of the PowerCLI 6.7, which is installed via the following command:

Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI

Let me know if that works for you.

Tim

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