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  • 1.  New-CDDrive -contentlibraryiso issue

    Posted Sep 08, 2017 08:25 AM

    Hi All,

    I'm trying to add a cd drive with a mounted iso from the content library. I'm trying the following:

    PS D:\Users\z8qno> $test = Get-ContentLibraryItem -Name "TinyCore-current.iso"

    PS D:\Users\z8qno> $test

    ---------Command output------------

    Name                           ContentLibrary                 ItemType                       SizeGB

    ----                           --------------                 --------                       ------

    TinyCore-current.iso           ISOImages                      iso                            0,016

    PS D:\Users\z8qno> get-vm xxx | New-CDDrive -ContentLibraryIso $test -Verbose

    VERBOSE: 08-09-2017 10:15:03 New-CDDrive Started execution

    VERBOSE: Performing the operation "Creating CD drive on Virtual Machine 'xxx' mounting ISO image from Content Library Item: 'TinyCore-current.iso'." on target


    New-CDDrive : 08-09-2017 10:15:03       New-CDDrive             com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.operation_not_found {'messages': [com.vmware.vapi.std.localizable_message {'id': vapi.met


    d.interface, 'default_message': Cannot find service 'com.vmware.vcenter.iso.image'., 'args': [com.vmware.vcenter.iso.image]}], 'data':}.

    At line:1 char:23

    + get-vm xxx | New-CDDrive -ContentLibraryIso $test -Verbose

    +                       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [New-CDDrive], CisException

        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : VirtualDeviceServiceImpl.NewVirtualCDDrive.FromContentLibraryIso,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.VirtualDevice.NewCDDrive

    VERBOSE: 08-09-2017 10:15:03 New-CDDrive Finished execution

    ---------Command output end------------

    According to release notes of powerchell 6.5.2 this should be possible?

    But then, Im not 100% sure that i am on 6.5.2. I did an module-update -name vmware.powercli, but get-powercliversion tells me im still in 6.5.1, but get-module -name vmware.powercli tells me in on 6.5.2 - not very consistent.

    Anyways, the option is there, so I think it's supposed to work?

    PS D:\Users\z8qno> Get-PowerCLIVersion

    ---------Command output------------

    PowerCLI Version


       VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1 build 5377412


    Component Versions


       VMware Cis Core PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 6230110

       VMware VimAutomation Core PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 6234650

       VMware SRM PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 5374694

       VMware Licensing PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 5375648

       VMware Vds PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 5374428

       VMware vROps PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 5375723

       VMware HA PowerCLI Component 6.0 build 5314477

       VMware HorizonView PowerCLI Component 7.1.0 build 5307191

       VMware Cloud PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 5375799

       VMware PCloud PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 5376282

       VMWare ImageBuilder PowerCLI Component 6.6 build 5299608

       VMWare AutoDeploy PowerCLI Component 6.6 build 5299608

       VMware Storage PowerCLI Component 6.5 build 5374001

       VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI 6.6 build 5301639

    PS D:\Users\z8qno> get-Module -Name vmware*

    ModuleType Version    Name                                ExportedCommands

    ---------- -------    ----                                ----------------

    Binary VMware.DeployAutomation             {Add-DeployRule, Add-ProxyServer, Add-ScriptBundle, Copy-DeployRule...}

    Binary VMware.ImageBuilder                 {Add-EsxSoftwareDepot, Add-EsxSoftwarePackage, Compare-EsxImageProfile, Export-EsxImageProfile...}

    Manifest vmware.powercli

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.Cis.Core       {Connect-CisServer, Disconnect-CisServer, Get-CisService}

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.Cloud          {Add-CIDatastore, Connect-CIServer, Disconnect-CIServer, Get-Catalog...}

    Manifest VMware.VimAutomation.Common

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.Core           {Add-PassthroughDevice, Add-VirtualSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter, Add-VMHost, Add-VMHostNtpServer...}

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.HA             Get-DrmInfo

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.HorizonView    {Connect-HVServer, Disconnect-HVServer}

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.License        Get-LicenseDataManager

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.PCloud         {Connect-PIServer, Disconnect-PIServer, Get-PIComputeInstance, Get-PIDatacenter}

    Manifest VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk            {Get-InstallPath, Get-PSVersion}

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.Srm            {Connect-SrmServer, Disconnect-SrmServer}

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.Storage        {Copy-VDisk, Export-SpbmStoragePolicy, Get-NfsUser, Get-SpbmCapability...}

    Script     1.0        VMware.VimAutomation.StorageUtility Update-VmfsDatastore

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.Vds            {Add-VDSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter, Add-VDSwitchVMHost, Export-VDPortGroup, Export-VDSwitch...}

    Binary VMware.VimAutomation.vROps          {Connect-OMServer, Disconnect-OMServer, Get-OMAlert, Get-OMAlertDefinition...}

    Binary VMware.VumAutomation                {Add-EntityBaseline, Copy-Patch, Get-Baseline, Get-Compliance...}

    PS D:\Users\z8qno> $PSVersionTable

    Name                           Value

    ----                           -----

    PSVersion                      5.1.14409.1005

    PSEdition                      Desktop

    PSCompatibleVersions           {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}

    BuildVersion                   10.0.14409.1005

    CLRVersion                     4.0.30319.42000

    WSManStackVersion              3.0

    PSRemotingProtocolVersion      2.3


    ---------Command output end------------

    Is anyone having the same issue, or knows how to do it the right way?

    BR, Kasper

  • 2.  RE: New-CDDrive -contentlibraryiso issue

    Posted Sep 08, 2017 08:49 AM

    You are doing it correctly.
    Since 6.5.2, PowerCLI is doing smaller upgrades, in 6.5.2 only 3 modules were updated (the ones marked with 6.5.2).

    There have been some issues reported with the cmdlet before.

    See for example 15. Re: Get-ContentLibraryItem doesn't work

    I suggest to create a SR for this (yes, PowerCLI is supported, see PowerCLI Support Breakdown).

  • 3.  RE: New-CDDrive -contentlibraryiso issue

    Posted Sep 08, 2017 10:36 AM

    Thanks Luc, i will do that.

  • 4.  RE: New-CDDrive -contentlibraryiso issue

    Posted Oct 04, 2017 10:29 AM

    Just to close this.

    I did a support request at vmware, and the answer is that the powercli cmd-let is not supported in vcenter 6.0.

    To use this feature you need the have vcenter 6.5.

    Thanks, Kasper

  • 5.  RE: New-CDDrive -contentlibraryiso issue

    Posted Oct 04, 2017 10:49 AM

    Thanks for sharing that.