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  • #10939

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    Hello folks,

    I'm currently working on a script to add new VM's to PVS from Citrix.
    and its all working well so far the only problem i got is the translation of the MACAdress in a value.

    When i get the MACAddress back from VMware its separated with : so i need tot replace it with a –
    but here come's my problem.
    when i read the value of my variable i get back "@{MacAddress=00-50-56-ac-37-8f}"
    as fare i know its was possible to remove that so i only get "00-50-56-ac-37-8f" as content of the variable.

    is there anyone who can tell me how to resolve this ?
    The rest of the script is working without any problems.

    The script that i'm using

    #load necessary modules
    Add-PSSnapin mcli*,vm*
    #connect to VMWare and PVS server
    Connect-VIServer -Server vm-management -Protocol https -User USERNAME
    Mcli-Run SetupConnection -p server=vm-pvsp-1, Port=54321,user=USERNAME,domain=DOMAINNAME,password=PASSWORD!
    #read CSV file to work with
    $vdi_desktops = import-csv D:\temp\vdi_names_test.txt
    foreach ($VDI in $vdi_desktops){
        #split CSV file
        $computername = $($VDI.computername)
        $datastore = $($VDI.datastore)
        $server = $($VDI.server)
        #create VM by Template
        New-vm -name $computername -Template VDI_Template -datastore $datastore -vmhost $server -Location desktops
        #get MACAdres from created system and place in variable
        $MACAdres = Get-NetworkAdapter -VM $computername | select-Object MacAddress
        $MACAdres = $MACAdres -replace ':','-'
        #Register VM in PVSP and add correct settings
        Mcli-add device -R devicename=$computername, CollectionName='VDI Prod',DeviceMac=$MACAdres, SiteName='SITENAME',bootfrom=1,Type=0
        Mcli-Run assigndisklocator -P deviceName=$computername, removeExisting=1,diskLocatorName=VDI-GoldenImage,siteName='SITENAME',storeName='SITE STORE'
        Mcli-Run AddDeviceToDomain -P devicename=$computername, organizationUnit=Werkstations/VDI

    Already thanks for the tips and advice

  • #10945

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    I haven't tested your code, but it looks like all you probably need to do is use the -ExpandProperty parameter in Select-Object. Try changing:

    # This:
    $MACAdres = Get-NetworkAdapter -VM $computername | select-Object MacAddress
    # to this:
    $MACAdres = Get-NetworkAdapter -VM $computername | Select-Object -ExpandProperty MacAddress
  • #10947

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    I threw this example together that seems to display the information in the format you want...

    $StrComp = (gwmi Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Comp computername | select *)
    $MACad =  ($StrComp.MacAddress -replace ':','-')
  • #10949

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    As a note, the text doesn't actually "include" the @{}. Those characters are how PowerShell displays an array of information – because a NIC can have more than one physical address. As Dave noted, using -ExpandProperty will 'expand' the array into individual items you can get to.

  • #10955

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    thanks Dave and Don,

    i was thinking that i have to do something with the variable and was not attending to the options in select-object.
    now i can finally get starting to deploy all the VDI desktop's automatically

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