New-SCVMXComputerConfiguration

Creates a VMX computer configuration object by gathering virtual machine configuration information from a virtual machine created in VMware that you plan to convert to a virtual machine deployed on a Windows-based host managed by VMM.

Syntax

New-SCVMXComputerConfiguration
   [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>]
   [-VMXPath] <String>
   [-LibraryServer <LibraryServer>]
   [-RunAsynchronously]
   [-PROTipID <Guid>]
   [-JobVariable <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The New-SCVMXComputerConfiguration cmdlet creates a VMX computer configuration object by gathering information about the physical characteristics of a VMware-based virtual machine and its disks that you plan to convert to a virtual machine deployed on a Windows-based Hyper-V host managed by Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). This cmdlet does not collect information about the operating system or data on the VMware-based virtual machine.

VMWare virtual hard disk formats supported by the New-SCVMXComputerConfiguration cmdlet include:

Examples

Example 1: Gather information from a VMware-based virtual machine

PS C:\> $LibServ = Get-SCLibraryServer -ComputerName "LibServer01.Contoso.com"
PS C:\> New-SCVMXComputerConfiguration -LibraryServer $LibServ -VMXPath "\\FileServer01\MSSCVMMLibrary\VMware\VMSource.vmx"

The first command gets the library server object named LibServer01 in the Contoso.com domain and stores the object in the $LibServ variable.

The last command gathers the machine configuration information for the .vmx file located at "\FileServer01\MSSCVMMLibrary\VMware\VMSource.vmx" on the library server. The New-SCVMXComputerConfiguration cmdlet stores the resulting VMX computer configuration object associated with VMSource.vmx in the VMM database.

Note: If you look in Library view in the VMM console, you cannot see the file VMSource.vmx file because the .vmx file is part of a single virtual machine object. What you see in Library view is the virtual machine. To find the path to a .vmdk file, view the properties for that virtual machine.

Required Parameters

-VMXPath

Specifies the full UNC path to the .vmx file of a VMware virtual machine.

Example format: \\ServerName\VolumeName\DirectoryName\VMwareVM.vmx

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-JobVariable

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LibraryServer

Specifies a VMM library server object.

Type:LibraryServer
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PROTipID

Specifies the ID of the Performance and Resource Optimization tip (PRO tip) that triggered this action. This parameter lets you audit PRO tips.

Type:Guid
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMMServer

Specifies a VMM server object.

Type:ServerConnection
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

VMXMachineConfig

This cmdlet returns a VMXMachineConfig object.