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Pyvmomi - Assign VM to specific folder with non-unique name

on Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:58 am
I'm trying to figure out how to assign a VM to a folder that does not contain a unique name. I'm currently testing with the template. With the sample, I have the ability to set the folder, but it does not work correctly if there's nested folders with the same name (example below). I would like to make sure the folder assigned is the "Linux/Dev" folder, but I can only pass "Dev" and hope that it picks the right one. The line of code below is how the folder is being set.
destfolder = get_obj(content, [vim.Folder], vm_folder)




The best way to do that is to use a search_index.FindByInventoryPath and get the folder by the path. It can be a little confusing because of hidden folders but the MOB can help you. I answered a question where I covered how to use that search method see this answer.
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