What is the canonical way to use VMware's
ovftool to query to see if a VM exists or not?
If I run this command:
I might get this response:
Error: Got fault from server: The attempted operation cannot be performed in the current state (Powered on). Error: Fault cause: vim.fault.InvalidState
I know I can do the following and then look for "Locator does not refer to an object" but is there a different command or (set of) option(s) I can run that will return a simple
false or something else concise that does not indicate an error?
Just FYI the above returns this:
Error: Locator does not refer to an object: vi://username@password@myvsphere/mydatacenter/vm/avmthatisnothere