IONVmware
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Start servers if all servers in group are offline

We're testing a new patching method and it turns the servers off when done. Then we need to turn them back on in a specific order. I don't know what command will check to make sure ALL servers are offline before initiating the poweron command. I

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LucD
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Are these servers all in a specific folder or do you have a list in one format or another?


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IONVmware
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I can likely put them all in the same folder if that's necessary.

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LucD
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It would make it easier.
You could insert a While-loop like this for example

while((Get-Folder -Name MyFolder | Get-VM).PowerState -contains 'PoweredOn'){
    sleep 5
}


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IONVmware
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I think that should work, let me give it a go, thanks!

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