First Time Caller, Long Time Worshiper.
Extensive Powershell and PowerCLI experience, but I've hit a wall.
I am looking for a hint of how to automate the manual VC activity known as:
Host Profiles -> Export Host Customizations
I have the scripting in place to handle updating the resulting .csv with the new accounts and passwords.
(The trick was to NOT use PowerCLI cmdlets to edit the _host_customizations.csv, but rather to use .NET to do the find/replace(s)
$inFile = "c:\server.domain.com_host_customizations.csv"
$outFile = "c:\server.domain.com_host_customizations_updated.csv"
$content = [System.IO.File]::ReadAllText($inFile).Replace("oldpassword","newpassword")
The obvious follow-on question would be how to automate the manual VC activity known as:
Host Profiles -> Edit Host Customizations and import the .csv
We have to change the accounts and passwords used for AD access from the ESXi hosts routinely/monthly,
and this is quite the mind-numbing process.
Any assistance would be wonderful.