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I am looking for a way to determine the amount of uplinks connected to a distributed switch.

It this possible through a cmdlet or SDK. I have looked bt can't find it.

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The following function just gives the names of the uplinks of a specific dvSwitch.

I had this function in my toolbox but didn't consider it worth a separate post.

You use it together with my Get-dvSwitch function I posted in dvSwitch scripting – Part 2 – dvPortgroup.

function Get-dvSwUplinks{
 param([parameter(Mandatory = $true, ValueFromPipeline = $true)]
 [http://VMware.Vim.VmwareDistributedVirtualSwitch|http://VMware.Vim.VmwareDistributedVirtualSwitch]$dvSw)
 
	Process{
		$dvSw.Config.UplinkPortPolicy.UplinkPortName | %{
			New-Object PSObject -Property @{
				UplinkName = $_
			}
		}
	}
}

You use it like this

Get-dvSwitch "DC1" "dvSw1" | Get-dvSwUplinks

And it will return this

UplinkName
----------
dvUplink1
dvUplink2
dvUplink3
dvUplink4

If you only need the amount of Uplinks you can do

(Get-dvSwitch "DC1" "dvSw1" | Get-dvSwUplinks).Count

I was thinking of expanding this function with other properties like Port ID, Connectee, Portgroup...

In short what you see in the vSphere client.

Is there anything specific you want to see returned by the function ?

____________

Blog: LucD notes

Twitter: lucd22


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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You can see it via the console but guessing by you asking the powershell cmdlet you don;t have or don;t want to do it this way so

Get-dvSwUplink should work.

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The following function just gives the names of the uplinks of a specific dvSwitch.

I had this function in my toolbox but didn't consider it worth a separate post.

You use it together with my Get-dvSwitch function I posted in dvSwitch scripting – Part 2 – dvPortgroup.

function Get-dvSwUplinks{
 param([parameter(Mandatory = $true, ValueFromPipeline = $true)]
 [http://VMware.Vim.VmwareDistributedVirtualSwitch|http://VMware.Vim.VmwareDistributedVirtualSwitch]$dvSw)
 
	Process{
		$dvSw.Config.UplinkPortPolicy.UplinkPortName | %{
			New-Object PSObject -Property @{
				UplinkName = $_
			}
		}
	}
}

You use it like this

Get-dvSwitch "DC1" "dvSw1" | Get-dvSwUplinks

And it will return this

UplinkName
----------
dvUplink1
dvUplink2
dvUplink3
dvUplink4

If you only need the amount of Uplinks you can do

(Get-dvSwitch "DC1" "dvSw1" | Get-dvSwUplinks).Count

I was thinking of expanding this function with other properties like Port ID, Connectee, Portgroup...

In short what you see in the vSphere client.

Is there anything specific you want to see returned by the function ?

____________

Blog: LucD notes

Twitter: lucd22


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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Hi Luc,

That was exactly what i was looking for. I missed that part on your website.

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It's not (yet) on my website.

I was thinking of other uplink properties to return.

I'll think I go for all the properties that are visible in the vSphere client.

____________

Blog: LucD notes

Twitter: lucd22


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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LucD .... Did you ever finish this function and add all the properties in? I'm looking for it to return the port ID and connectee you see in the vSphere Client.

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