Tag Archives for dvSwitch

dvSwitch scripting – Part 13 – Export/Restore Config

Tweet One of the exciting new dvSwitch features in vSphere 5.1 is the ability to export and restore a dvSwitch configuration. This new feature is only available through the vSphere Web Client. On Hypervisor.fr, a blog you should have in … Continue reading

31. January 2013 by LucD
Categories: config, dvSwitch, PowerShell, vSphere | Tags: , , , , , | 2 comments

Work with E1000E NICs in PowerCLI

Tweet Now that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are readily available , we all want to do some exploring. But if you want to automate the creation of some test VMs for this, you are in for a surprise. … Continue reading

16. November 2012 by LucD
Categories: dvSwitch, E1000E, Guest OS, PowerShell, vSphere, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 comments

dvSwitch scripting – Part 12 – Find free ports

Tweet On the PowerCLI Community there was an interesting question about dvSwitches, portgroups and connecting VMs. Turns out you will need to provide a free port to connect a VM’s NIC to a portgroup on dvSwitch. Since the solution is … Continue reading

14. February 2012 by LucD
Categories: dvSwitch, port | Tags: , , | 2 comments

Variations on a port

Tweet I got an interesting question from one of my co-authors of the PowerCLI Reference book. He was looking for a method to find the port used by a VM when connected to a portgroup on a dvSwitch. Finding the … Continue reading

29. January 2012 by LucD
Categories: dvSwitch, New-VIProperty, PowerCLI, PowerShell, SDK | Tags: , , , | 5 comments

vSphere 5 Top 10 – NetIOC

Tweet Another post from our Dutch VMUG Event 2011 presentation. This time it’s about number 5 in the Top-10, Network I/O Control. This feature allows user-defined network resource pools and end-to-end QoS. Note that this feature requires distributed Switches (dvSwitch). … Continue reading

15. December 2011 by LucD
Categories: 2011, Dutch, dvSwitch, NetIOC, PowerShell, VMUG, vSphere | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

dvSwitch scripting – Part 9 – Traffic Shaping

Tweet Another interesting feature of a dvSwitch is the ability to use bidirectional traffic shaping. Besides the outbound traffic shaping that is available on regular virtual switches, with the dvSwitches we can also have inbound traffic shaping. The traffic shaping … Continue reading

11. June 2011 by LucD
Categories: dvSwitch, PowerShell, Traffic shaping | Tags: , , | 6 comments

dvSwitch scripting – Part 8 – Get and Set network adapters

Tweet One of the feature requests that came up in several emails I received for my dvSwitch series, was how to get and set the network adapters of virtual guests. In the current PowerCLI version the Get-NetworkAdapter and Set-NetworkAdapter cmdlets … Continue reading

04. March 2010 by LucD
Categories: dvSwitch, PowerCLI, PowerShell, vSphere | Tags: , , , | 23 comments

dvSwitch scripting – Part 7 – Find portgroup/Change VLAN Id

Tweet In a comment on one of the previous dvSwitch posts, see dvSwitch scripting – Part 2 – dvPortgroup, Gert asked how he could check if a portgroup with a specific VLAN Id existed on a distributed virtual switch. Since … Continue reading

08. February 2010 by LucD
Categories: dvSwitch, PowerCLI, PowerShell, vSphere | Tags: , , , | 8 comments

dvSwitch scripting – Part 6 – Private VLAN

Tweet Another post in the dvSwitch series. This time I’ll tackle the creation and use of a private VLANs (PVLAN) on a dvSwitch. For those that are not that familiar with PVLANs have a look at KB1010691, that article gives … Continue reading

29. January 2010 by LucD
Categories: dvSwitch, PowerCLI, PowerShell, vSphere | Tags: , , | 3 comments

dvSwitch scripting – Part 5 – Clone/pg to dvPG

Tweet An interesting question came up in the PowerCLI Community recently. Jason wanted to use a script from another thread where you could connect a NIC to a specific portgroup while cloning a new guest from a template. The script … Continue reading

06. January 2010 by LucD
Categories: dvSwitch, PowerShell, vSphere | Tags: , , , , | 1 comment

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