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Using Windows Task Scheduler to create vDisk update task scripts

Sep 01, 2011
Windows Task Scheduler can be used to create vDisk Update task scripts. These scripts are associated with a task when the Update Task Wizard is run and can later be modified on the Scripts tab of the vDisk Update Task Properties dialog.
Note: Features of the Task Scheduler are used to run the batch file/script as the desired user.

The following types of task scripts can be created:

  • Pre-update script - executes prior to the start of any update task process.

  • Pre-startup script - executes just before starting the virtual machine.

  • Post-shutdown script - executes just after the virtual machine shuts down.

  • Post update script - executes after the update task process completes.

Scripts are stored in a Scripts folder, which is a sub-folder of the product installation folder.

A sample batch file to boot target devices:

Mcli SetupConnection /p server=192.168.1.1

Mcli Run Boot /p deviceMac=00-00-00-00-00-11

Mcli SetupConnection /p server=192.168.1.1

Mcli Run Boot /p deviceMac=00-00-00-00-00-11

Mcli Run Boot /p deviceMac=00-00-00-00-00-22

Mcli Run Boot /p deviceMac=00-00-00-00-00-33

Mcli Run Boot /p deviceMac=00-00-00-00-00-44

Mcli Run Boot /p siteName=Boston collectionName=Sales

A sample batch file to check for vDisk updates:

Mcli SetupConnection /p server=192.168.1.1

Mcli Run ApplyAutoUpdate /p siteName=Boston

Note: When configuring the server connection using the Mcli-Run SetupConnection command, do not specify the user, password, or domain as these values will not be protected in the batch file/script.