Random SysAdmin Thoughts...

Adventures in DevOps and other random technical musings

Assign missing tag to VM

We run our backup job schedules based on the tags assigned to the VM. This keeps it relatively simple and to add a system to a backup job you only need to tag it, not go into another software and edit a backup job. 

Recently, while working on a production system I noticed it wasn’t tagged! Whoever had created it never tagged it and so it’s been in production for a while and has never been protected. Obviously, this is a bad situation and I needed to make sure it was fixed across the board. 

Did a quick PowerCLI script to find and assign a nightly backup job to anything it found. We can go back and audit this later if a system needs better protection. 

$Tag = get-tag -Category BDR -Name Bronze
Get-VM | Where-Object{(Get-TagAssignment $_) -eq $null} | New-TagAssignment -Tag $Tag