Monthly Archives: May 2014

Deploying multiple VMs via PowerCLI – Updated v1.2

DeployVMv1.2

I’ve gotten some great feedback from my original PowerShell/PowerCLI script to deploy multiple VMs asynchronously via a CSV file found here.  I decided a minor update was needed to employ these new ideas along with a few I had myself.

One of those ideas was to require the usage of the new PowerCLI 5.5 R2 features which allows the script to run without the need for a 32bit PowerShell console.

Changes include:

  • Cleaned up code / Minor bug fixes
  • Added CSV field descriptions to notes section
  • Removed requirement for 32bit PowerShell
  • Added requirement for PowerCLI 5.5 R2 or later
  • Added Boot parameter to determine whether or not to power on new VMs
  • Added OS Customization Spec to CSV (previously was hard coded in user variables)
  • Fixed logic for vSS vs vDS – Added parameter to CSV
  • Added ability to use DHCP instead of just static IPs
  • Renamed a few CSV fields to better describe parameter
  • Added progress bar to indicate status

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