Jurgen_Hints
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Need some help with automation

Hello,

Still a n00b here, but would like to learn. I have a situation that I cannot figure out. At home I have 6 servers. I am using vmware esx 6.5 on all machines.

1) AMD 8350, 32GB RAM, 4TB storage, nothing much.

2-6) E5-2620v2, 32GB RAM, 300GB storage each, got IPMI & WoL

I am doing some CPU based rendering, and the setup is following. On the AMD machine, there is a vm, that has rendering program. + like 10 different vm's for streaming, music, little NAS etc. All the other servers (2-6) each have installed a vm windows 10, that has rendering program slave. I would like to do, that if I send a picture to render (to the 8350 machine host), then it will turn on all the other machines. Otherwise they would be in standby mode.

Anyone can help?

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daphnissov
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You could probably use PowerCLI to connect to those other hosts and resume (or boot) your worker VMs. You'd just need something that kicks off that script when a new image was received at the master side.

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