I have been looking into doing some automation work and the first step for this to work is i need to be able to make sure ssh config are added onto a vm through vmware powershell (or cli interface)
I was wondering if we have a set cmdlet command that would allow me to set the ssh username and password on a linux vm?
Your help would be very much appreciated.
Yeah after looking on the VMware site, it appears there isn't a cmdlet that would allow you to do that.
I think a script would be required to achieve that.
Does anyone have a script that allows you to access a Linux vm through powershell and configure it with either ssh or telnet. The idea is as soon as I have configured the vm with ssh/telnet, I would use an automated tool to log into the vm using ssh/telnet and do certain checks, perform certain actions (including AD integrate the vm) and then delete the temporary ssh/telnet credential that I originally created through powershell.
Any advice/pointers/help would be much appreciated.
Not sure what flavor of Linux, but this will get you close, you'll need to create you own script and copy it to the Vm's like this
|Copy-VMGuestFile -Source "C:\temp\enablSSH.sh" -Destination "/LocalDropbox/enableSSH.sh" -LocalToGuest -vm $vmname -GuestUser $VMUN -GuestPassword $VMPW|
Then execute like
Invoke-VMScript -ScriptText "/bin/bash /LocalDropbox/enableSSH.sh" -VM $vmname -GuestUser $VMUN -GuestPassword $VMPW -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
I have created a script and followed the procedure you mentioned. However, I am getting the following error message:
Any idea why it is complaining that the script exist? It should be existing for me to run it isn't it?
Also can I assume you do not need to make the script executable before using the invoke-VMscript cmdlet?
Issue is now fixed and it's all working as expected now.
This was not really the output of the script; I was getting the message because I called my script "adduser.sh" and since this is already a known Linux function, it was complaining. I changed the name and it worked!
Thanks a lot for your input, much appreciated!