VMware Automation Objects

Automation automation objects automation policy tasks automation manager

Automation Manager enables you to eliminate repetitive tasks across your customer base by creating repeatable processes known as Automation Policies, using a visual "drag and drop" scripting interface.

Assembling an Automation Manager Policy draws on the Automation Objects (a set of actions or tasks) library. To make automating processes easier, SolarWinds N-central includes the default VMware Automation Objects listed below.

Install VMware.PowerCLI

Before using any of these VMware Automation Manager Objects, you must install the PowerShell module VMware.PowerCLI.

These VMware Automation Objects run on 64-bit PowerShell, and the module must also be added to 64-bit PowerShell.

Add Notes on VMware VM

Connect to ESXi Host or vCenter Server

Create VM Snapshot (VMware)

Disable ESXi Host Maintenance Mode (VMware)

Enable ESXi Host Maintenance Mode (VMware)

Expand VMware VM Hard Disk

Get Guest Tools Status VMware VM

Get Hosts(s) Information (VMware)

Get Network Adapters (VMware)

Get Snapshot Information (VMware)

Get VMware Datastore Information

Get VMware Hard Disk Information

Get VMware Host Bus Adapters (HBA) Information

Get VM Information

Mount VMWare Tools

Remove VM Snapshot (VMware)

Restart ESXi Host (VMware)

Restart VMware VM

Shutdown VMware VM

Start VMware VM

Stop ESXi Host (VMware)

Stop VMware VM