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Get VM Properties Activity

CFreemanwa|Last Updated: 1/17/2017
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Applies To: System Center 2016 - Orchestrator

The Get VM Properties activity is used in a runbook retrieve the virtual hardware information about a virtual machine in the VMware vSphere inventory. This, for example, enables the runbook to retrieve the information of the virtual machine and populate it into a CMDB.

The following tables list the required and optional properties and published data for this activity.

The activity publishes all of the data from the required and optional properties into published data. Additional published data is generated based on the class that you select when you define the activity.

Get VM Properties Activity Required Properties

NameDescriptionValid ValuesLook up
VM PathThe path of the virtual machine in the vSphere hierarchy.StringYes

Get VM Properties Activity Optional Properties

No optional properties are provided for this activity.

Get VM Properties Activity Published Data

NameDescriptionValue Type
Address TypeThe address type of the Network Interface MAC addressString
Hard DisksA list of device IDs for the virtual disks connected to the VM.Integer
Host nameThe DNS host name assigned to the guest VM.String
MAC AddressThe MAC address of the VMs primary network interface.String
Memory MBThe memory allocated to the VM in megabytes.String
VM PathThe path of the virtual machine in the vSphere hierarchy.String

Configuring the Get VM Properties Activity

The following procedure describes the steps required to configure a Get VM Properties activity.

To configure the Get VM Properties Activity

  1. From the Activities pane, drag a Get VM Properties activity to the active runbook.

  2. Double-click the Get VM Properties activity icon. The Properties dialog box opens.

  3. Configure the settings in the Properties tab as follows:

    1. In the Configuration section, click the ellipsis button (...), and then select the VMware vSphere server connection that you want to use for this activity. Click OK.
    2. In the Properties section, enter a value for each of the required properties and the applicable optional properties. If the property is Lookup-enabled, you can click the ellipsis (...) button next to the text box to browse for a value. You can also use published data to automatically populate the value of the property from the data output by a previous activity in the workflow.
  4. Click Finish.

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