If you specify a path to a vCenter Server folder that includes certain special characters in the name of an entity, you must escape the special characters.

Table 1. Escape Sequences for Special Characters

Special Character

Escape Sequence

%

%25

/

%2f

\

%5c

Do not escape the slashes in the path name itself. For example, represent the path to the folder /datacenter_01/vm/img%-12 as /datacenter_01/vm/img%25-12.

Certain cmdlets and parameters require escape sequences in entity names.

Table 2. cmdlet Parameters that Require Escape Sequences

cmdlet

Parameters that Require Escape Sequences

Add-AutomaticLinkedClonePool

Update-AutomaticLinkedClonePool

-datastoreSpecs

-parentVMPath

-resourcePoolPath

-vmfolderPath

Add-AutomaticPool

Update-AutomaticPool

-datastorePaths

-resourcePoolPath

-templatePath

-vmfolderPath

Send-LinkedCloneRecompose

-parentVMPath