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Get all vms out of datastore

Post by dries.vergote » Apr 06, 2017 7:54 am

Hi

How can I add vms to "Guest Processing -> Credentials... -> Guest OS Credentials".
We are user datastore in jobobject but for guest OS credentials I need to add vms to set credentials to it.

The part of setting the credentials I have already if I add the server through the GUI.

Thanks.

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[MERGED] Get all vms out of datastore

Post by dries.vergote » Apr 06, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi
I would like to add all vm's in a datastore (added in job) to the guest OS credentials.
This is needed to specify the specific credentials of a vm. That part I already have with Set-VBRJobObjectVssOptions

Any idea how to accomplish this?
In the gui you can select the 'datastore and vms' and see only the vm's in that datastore.

thanks

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Re: Get all vms out of datastore

Post by tdewin » Apr 06, 2017 1:49 pm

You can try this code

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$vmsandds = Find-VBRViEntity -DatastoresAndVMs
$ds = $vmsandds | ? { $_.name -eq "demo-fc" }
$vmsandds | ? { $_.Path.startswith($ds.path) -and $_.type -eq "Vm" }
(e.g "demo-fc" would be your datastore)

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Re: Get all vms out of datastore

Post by tsightler » Apr 06, 2017 2:12 pm

If the job has a container object you'll have to manually enumerate and add the VM objects to the job to set the passwords for each. I usually use something like:

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# Get VMs by datastore and vms view
$vmsbydatastorepath = Find-VBRViEntity -DatastoresAndVMs | ?{$_.Type -eq "Vm"}
Then you can find VMs that belong to a datastore with:

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($vmsbydatastorepath | ?{$_.Path -like "*<datastore_name>*"})
Admittedly, this code does assume you will have only one Datastore with than name across the entire environment, if you have multiple vCenters with the possibility of duplicate datastore names you'd want to make sure to use the full path, this was more as a conceptual example, and approaches it pretty much the same way Timothy's code does.

Of course, you then still need to add those objects to the job and switch the object type of vssChild and then set the credentials. I've used code something like this in the past:

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write-host "Setting VSS Credentials for" $vm.Name
Add-VBRViJobObject -Job $job -Entities $vm | Out-Null
$newoij = Get-VBRJobObject -Job $Job -Name $vm.Name
$newoij.Info.Type = [Veeam.Backup.Model.CDbObjectInJobInfo+EType]::VssChild
Set-VBRJobObjectVssOptions -Object $newoij -Credentials $cred | Out-Null

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Re: Get all vms out of datastore

Post by dries.vergote » Apr 06, 2017 2:33 pm

Thanks for the replies.
Indeed this works fine, I'll post update with full script when done.

For adding credentials per vm I got from Timotht to use another enum instead. Else you add it to the application only.

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[Veeam.Backup.Model.CDbObjectInJobInfo+EType]::GuestCredsChild

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