PowerShell for Automation: Simple Hyper-V VM-Creation script
Labmil is a script I made to serve a specific usecase. When AutomatedLab is overkill, and when you don’t want to skip the installation phase of the lab.
- Quickly put the Windows Server ISO-file to good use
- It’s a simple script for anyone to modify for personal needs
- It outputs a customobject
- Create multiple VM’s using PowerShell logic
The script has a few non-features. Non-Features are cool because it makes the script unique and useful in certain senarios.
- Not touching the VMs application layer makes it simple and less prone to error
- It only has two parameters, and only one of them is mandatory after initial run, adding simplicity
- It enables you as an sysadmin/engineer to do the whole set-up. Giving you more work to do yourself, meaning more labbing!
- It’s only focus is Hyper-V VMs
How I like to do my labs
- Spin up the VMs you plan on labbing with using New-LabmilVM.ps1
- Install the server with wanted settings and partitions
- Use Windows Terminal’s split-tab functionallity, together with
Enter-PSSession -VMName $Name
To have one tab open with each newly created Lab-VM.