By virtual of the file transferring tool ‘WinSCP'[download link], we can schedule a task to tier a specified directory path to a remote server directory server path automatically and periodically.
The magic is it frees your hand to do the duplicated steps day by day, for example manually uploading files steps by steps to log server with slow speed. With the help of the automated script, it will run at background without manual intervention.
In this section, I only refer how to set schedule in the recent Windows version, you could access to the official website to know other Windows versions or other platforms:
Today continue to share with you the automated scripts to upload ovf image to Vcenter
I implemented this function and sub-function using the following scripts(although there are some duplicate functions call, this will be improved using the same function calls across the entire scripts ):
- Using condition to avoid repeatedly calling and loading VMware modules, using condition to avoid repeatedly inputting the Vcenter host, username and password settings, using condition to escape related condition. Know how to add more conditions to “if-else” sentence to determine whether or not to execute the related scripts
- [string]::IsNullOrWhitespace($Datastore) to determine whether string is null or contains whitespace
- Using Powershell built-in Import-VApp, Get-VMHost to upload ovf to VCenter server or get related information
Wget in Nix world is well knows, it is really convenient to download files to your local path.
Today, when I am considering using another tool in Windows World to download the file from the normalized URL, I also found a tool called “system.net.webclient”. It is quite useful but to my option not as sharp as wget though:
Three implementations were carried out:
1.Download the file
2.Unzip the file to specified directory
3.Convert ova file format to ovf
4. Learn to introduce an indirect variable to import the one of array value to it each time
It will really save me a lot of time when doing testing and deploy OVF to Vcenter server:
Now I will share with you my labor, to some extent, hope it will be helpful for you 🙂
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