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VMWare VSphere Virtual Machine Clone Version 1

This handler is designed to clone a virtual machine on a VMWare VSphere server that matches the name supplied as a parameter. It logs in to the VSphere server using the server's administrative URL, user ID and password that are set as info_value records for the task. Once logged in, the virtual machine that the clone will be based off of is verified to make sure that the machine exists. The handler then searches for and returns the datacenter and the resource pool if it was specified. If the resource pool was not specified, the main resource pool of the host that that the template machine is stored on will be found and used. Once the signal is sent, the handler waits long enough to catch immediate errors, returns the task id and then exits. This handler uses the VMWare VI (vSphere) Java API (see http://vijava.sourceforge.net/ for more information). The api is deployed as a Java archive file (jar) and is stored in this handler's vendor directory. If the vijava jar file is stored somewhere else on the classpath, the jar file stored in this handler's vendor directory is not used. It is recommended that there are no vijava jar files stored anywhere on the classpath, and that all VMWare VSphere handlers contain the same vijava jar file in their vendor directory.

Parameters

Name Description
VM Template Name The name of the VM that you want to clone.
VM Clone Name The name of the new cloned machine.
Mark as Template? Specifies whether or not the new virtual machine should be marked as a template. Value is either true or false.
Datacenter Name The name of the datacenter where you want the new Virtual Machine stored.
Resource Pool The name of the resource pool where you want the new Virtual Machine stored. If left blank, the new Virtual Machine will be placed in the default Resource Pool of the templates host.
Power On? Specifies whether or not the new virtual machine should be powered on after the clone is complete. Value is either true or false.

Sample Configuration

Name Description
VM Template Name Test Task VM
VM Clone Name Task Snapshot
Mark as Template? false
Datacenter Name Datacenter
Resource Pool Resources
Power On? true

Results

Name Description
Task Id

Changelog

VMWarweVSphereVirtualMachineCloneV1 (2013-10-30)

  • Initial version. See README for details.


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VMWare VSphere Virtual Machine PowerOn
Powers on the specified VMWare VSphere virtual machine.
VMWare VSphere Virtual Machine Reboot
Reboots the specified VMWare VSphere virtual machine. This triggers a shutdown of the guest operating system followed by an automatic power on. This handler requires the target virtual machine to have VMWare Tools installed.
VMWare VSphere Virtual Machine Reset
Resets the specified VMWare VSphere virtual machine. This simulates a hard power off followed by an automatic power on and does not attempt to safely shut down the guest operating system.
VMWare VSphere Virtual Machine Shutdown
Shuts down the specified VMWare VSphere virtual machine matching. This triggers a shutdown of the guest operating system before powering the virtual machine off. This handler requires the target virtual machine to have VMWare Tools installed.
VMWare VSphere Virtual Machine Snapshot
Takes a snapshot of the target VMWare VSphere virtual machine matching.
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VMWare VSphere Virtual Machine Suspend
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VMWare VSphere Virtual Machine Update CPU
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