What is wrong with this for loop?

I am trying to find the state a a list of vms with this for loop:

$VM = get-content C:\Users\PowerShell\left_overs.txt

foreach ($PC in $VM) { get-vm }

Open in new window


Instead of giving me the list of the few VMs in the list it gives me everything in vsphere... any ideas why this is not working?
LVL 1
ThaidogAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Joseph DalyCommented:
Your not passing the -name parameter to your GET-VM command.

Try this.

$VM = get-content C:\leftovers.txt
foreach ($computer in $VM) {
get-vm -name $computer
}
0
 
SubsunCommented:
$VM = get-content C:\Users\PowerShell\left_overs.txt
foreach ($PC in $VM) { get-vm $PC}


and

Get-content C:\Users\PowerShell\left_overs.txt | get-vm

Should also work..
0
 
ThaidogAuthor Commented:
The first worked - thanks! The second I got an error:

"Cannot process argument transformation parameter 'Datastore'. Strings as pipeline input are not supported."
0
How do you know if your security is working?

Protecting your business doesn’t have to mean sifting through endless alerts and notifications. With WatchGuard Total Security Suite, you can feel confident that your business is secure, meaning you can get back to the things that have been sitting on your to-do list.

 
SubsunCommented:
Then Try..
Get-content C:\Users\PowerShell\left_overs.txt | % {get-vm $_}

Open in new window

0
 
ThaidogAuthor Commented:
Did not work:

PS C:\Users\> Get-content C:\Users\SkyDrive\PowerShell\left_overs.txt | % {get-vm $_}
Get-VM : 1/23/2013 10:33:23 AM    Get-VM        VM with name 'Server1 on' was not found using the specified filter(
s).
At line:1 char:77
+ Get-content C:\Users\SkyDrive\PowerShell\left_overs.txt | % {get-vm <<<<  $_}
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (:) [Get-VM], VimException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Core_OutputHelper_WriteNotFoundError,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.GetVM

Open in new window


(Edit: Redacted - Modulus_Twelve)
(http://www.experts-exchange.com/R_20923.html)
0
 
SubsunCommented:
It says  VM with name 'Server1 on' was not found

(Edit: Redacted - Modulus_Twelve)
(http://www.experts-exchange.com/R_20923.html)
0
 
Joseph DalyCommented:
If my solution worked why are you still looking for another answer?
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.