Very usefull and time saving script – found over on blog site VMPROS.
Get-Cluster “My Cluster” | Get-VMHost | Get-VirtualSwitch -Name “vSwitch0″ | New-VirtualPortGroup -Name “MyPortGroupName” -VLanId 1234
New Tool to automate the installation of custom certificates – another one for me to test on Monday! 🙂
This will be very handy with my previous post.
Excellent blog/guide on to automate the certificates needed for vSphere 5.1
Note not tried myself yet – that Mondays Job! Will update post on my findings…..
Update (12/03/2013): Now used this script. Works very well. Unfortunately the vmware tool to automate the installation of the certificates only works with the windows version of vcenter not the appliance.
Forcing a link state up or down for a vmnic interface on ESXi 5.x
Used this to help work out the physical server’s NIC interfaces had been cabled up to the network switch correctly.
Luckily, the servers DRAC Remote access was working! So via the remote console connection, enabling local support access, downing the NIC and watching the Switch admin interface to trace which port changed. Easy! once I found the commands to down/up nics 🙂
BTW: Problem was VLAN was not assigned to the remote end of the switches uplink trunk.
How to Enable Support for Nested 64bit & Hyper-V VMs in vSphere 5
Excellent guide over on the blog site: virtuallyGhetto
An excellent and well explained guide for VMWare IO storage control – how queue depth and queue full conditions are handled.
VMware KB: Methods of installing ESXi 5.1
This article provides high-level information that may be useful when installing ESXi 5.1.
VMware KB: Installing ESXi 5.x in VMware Workstation
This article explains how to install VMware ESXi in a virtual machine. Installing ESXi in a virtual machine provides a way to try the product without dedicating hardware to it. A virtual ESXi machine may be useful if you are studying to become a VCP VMware Certified Professional.
Back to Basics: Deploying the vCenter Server appliance
A excellent guide over on Yellow-Bricks.com on installing and setting up the VMWare vCenter appliance – especially in a LAB environment.