Script to add VMs to Subclient

  • 10 February 2023
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Hello everyone,

I am looking for a script to add Vmware VMs to subclient.  I have been poking around Powershell SDK/Commands but i am not successful so far with the latest Powershell v32 SDK


Eventually i need to feed VM Names from csv file and loop through but for now just testing with a single VM. 

Add-CVVirtualMachine -ClientName myVCenter -SubclientName z_Subclient_0400PM -EntityType VM -Entity my-vmname


Getting following error: 

“Get-CVVirtualMachine : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'Name'.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\CommvaultPowerShell\0.2.11\custom\oldsdk\Add-CVVirtualMachine.ps1:166 char:61
+ ...                         $vmProps = Get-CVVirtualMachine -Name $entity ...
+                                                             ~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-CVVirtualMachine], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Get-CVVirtualMachine 




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Thank you for reporting this error.

We will fix this soon.

This cmdlet is available in the old SDK : as well.

You can uninstall the existing version and install through this github which will work for your requirement for now.  

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thank you! problem is that, the old sdk works for a single VM but fails to add multiple VM in the list well. 


Add-CVVirtualMachine -ClientName myVCenter -SubclientName z_Subclient_0400PM -EntityType VM -Entity my-vmname, my_vmname2, my_vmname3


Any ETA when will get it fixed? 


Thank you!

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@JnaneshD do you know if this is fixed in 0.2.13 ? 


Hi @Just Learning , 

It is not been fixed yet. We will work on this and update.