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Lanky Doodle 226 Reputation points


I have all AD computer objects in various groups. These groups match their monthly update schedule:


...and so on. These groups are used in Patch Management tool to control when they get updates pushed.

I would like to schedule the snapshots of these VMs 30 minutes prior to patches being pushed.

I can work with Get-VM, Checkpoint-VM and Get-ADGroupMember cmdlets individually, but I cannot quite work out the Pipeline. What I am trying to do is have lots of Scheduled Tasks setup (one for each AD group basically) which:

Gets all VMs from the AD group used in the Get-ADGroupMember
Connects to the Hyper-V Cluster using Get-VM with -ClusterObject
Checkpoints the VMs in the supplied AD group only

Get-VM -ClusterObject (Get-ClusterResource -Cluster <CLUSTERNAME> | Checkpoint-VM -SnapshotName "Monthly update cycle"
Get-ADGroupMember -Identity "<ADGROUPNAME>" | Select Name

Where do I put Get-ADGroupMember in the Get-VM pipeline so that only those VMs get snapshotted


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  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 34,111 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    You can pass the names of the AD computers to the Get-VM cmdlet.

    (Get-ADGroupMember -Identity "<ADGROUPNAME>").Name | Get-VM | Checkpoint-VM

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue

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