Export-LcmClusterDesiredState

This cmdlet exports the desired state of a vSphere Lifecycle Manager cluster as a JSON metadata file, as an installable ISO image, or as a ZIP offline bundle. The exported files can be imported in other clusters managed by vSphere Lifecycle Manager.Note: The JSON metadata file is always exported.

Syntax

-Cluster  <Cluster[]>
[-Destination  <String>]
[-ExportIsoImage]
[-ExportOfflineBundle]
[-RunAsync]
[-Server  <VIServer[]>]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
required
Cluster
Cluster[] named
  • wildcards
  • pipeline
  • Specifies the name of the cluster whose desired state you want to export.
    optional
    Destination
    String named Specifies an existing local directory where you want to save the content library items. Specifies a local directory where you want to save the JSON metadata file, the installable ISO image, or the ZIP offline bundle. Note: If no value is provided, your current directory will be used.
    optional
    ExportIsoImage
    SwitchParameter named Specifies whether to export the ESXi base image as an installable ISO image.
    optional
    ExportOfflineBundle
    SwitchParameter named Specifies whether to export an offline ZIP bundle containing all software packages that can be imported into the vSphere Lifecycle Manager depot.
    optional
    RunAsync
    SwitchParameter named Indicates that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete. In this mode, the output of the cmdlet is a Task object. For more information about the RunAsync parameter run "help About_RunAsync" in the VMware PowerCLI console.
    optional
    Server
    VIServer[] named
  • wildcards
  • Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is provided or $null value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of the Connect-VIServer cmdlet.

    Output

    System.IO.FileInfo

    Examples


    Example 1

    PS C:\> Export-LcmClusterDesiredState -Cluster 'lcm-cluster' -Destination './desired-state'

    Exports metadata for the desired state of the 'lcm-cluster' cluster in the 'desired-state' subdirectory.

    Example 2

    PS C:\> Get-Cluster 'lcm-cluster' | Export-LcmClusterDesiredState -ExportIsoImage

    Exports metadata for the desired state of the 'lcm-cluster' and the ESXi base ISO image in the current directory.

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