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Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

 
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Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

hmm so i just ran this line

New-NSVolume  -Name "test" -Size 2tb -MultipleInitiator -PerformancePolicy 'VMware ESX 5'

and it ran successfully. when did you install the module? it could possibly be an older release that had a bug in it?

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Valued Contributor

Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

Same line that failed for me. Have you got a pointer for the modules you used.

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Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

As per your link Justin

Trusted Contributor

Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

just to be safe, close powershell, delete the Nimble folder in the modules folder (my documents\windowspowershell\modules)

then open up powershell and run this

ex (new-object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://raw.github.com/jrich523/NimblePowerShell/master/Install.ps1')


also, what version of powershell are you using? nothing comes to mind as to why this wouldnt work in V2, but this is designed around V3

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Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

fixed the problem, you'll have to install it again (couple of code changes). you still need to manually supply the quotes, but at least now it works!

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Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

I'll give it a go tomorrow. I'm using PowerShell v3 and esxi 5.5

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Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

im actually making a few other modifications right now, so you'll want to download it again tomorrow.

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Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

Worked a treat. Thanks. Need to learn Powershell basics and some to fully understand some of the snippets on here.

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Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

I've tried running that same exact command and I'm receiving an error...

New-NSVolume : Error Creating volume test! code: SMeinval

At line:1 char:1

+ New-NSVolume  -Name "test" -Size 2tb -MultipleInitiator -PerformancePolicy 'VMwa ...

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,New-NSVolume

I'm running PS version 3.0 and I'm running version 1.1.20140407.1024 of the Nimble module.

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Re: Automate ESX Datastore creation with Nimble PowerShell Module

I am running the latest powershell module from GitHub, running powershell 4.0 and my nimbles are running 2.2.9.0-269169-opt. This is the command im running and the error im getting:

New-NSVolume -PerformancePolicy default -Name "test" -Description "test" -Size 500GB -MultipleInitiator

New-NSVolume : Error Creating volume test! code: SMeinval

At line:1 char:1

+ New-NSVolume -PerformancePolicy default -Name "test" -Description "test" -Size 5 ...

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,New-NSVolume

New-NSVolume -PerformancePolicy "VMware ESX 5" -Name "test" -Description "test" -Size 500GB -MultipleInitiator

New-NSVolume : Error Creating volume test! code: SMeinval

At line:1 char:1

+ New-NSVolume -PerformancePolicy "VMware ESX 5" -Name "test" -Description "test"  ...

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,New-NSVolume