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Add bulk of VMs to vCenter Inventory

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How can I add a bulk of VMs to vCenter inventory? they sit on a datastore t, I search and I found couple of scripts that uses VM folder, in my case i have the VMs set on the LUN or the datastore directly , but the script, powerCLI,  keep referencing VMfolder which I dont have. Please help
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These VMS are currently not assigned or registered to any host?

This would have to be scripted.
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yes, they are not in the inventory,
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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this script will allow you to add them from a csv file to the inventory

http://cavarpe.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/vsphere-inventory-import-script/

LuCDs script here is probably a better one, as he is the king of PowerCLI

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/419531
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they reference the folder name, which I dont have, all my VMs sit on directly under the LUN
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so all VMs are together with no folder?

it is usual and recommend to have a folder for each VM?

where have the VMs come from to be like this?
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I figured it out, thanks
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Thanks
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Thanks
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