I am about to embark on a quite large host upgrade. We have 60-80 Vlan configurations. Typically I just run a script from the .csv file and it will import the vlans and switches. However , I still have to configure the physical adapters , iscsi etc. This is simple, but looking to streamline my process since I will be working with 300+ host. Just trying to work smarter. I have tried powershell scripts but doesnt seem to work. Is there a utility or application / fling that will back up my network config, and that I can push back out once my re-install / upgrade is complete on that host? Eager to hear the solutions.
Yep:) Not all at once. Have a lot of 5.1 hosts that need to goto 6.0u3 then eventually to 6.5 - The upgrade will be more present for the 6.0-6.5 but for now the wipe is the best way.
Yes Enterprise+ - But what I ended up doing was using the script which copies the same config over from any host. So , I manually updated one. Then ran the script on another one- It works and only required that I manually put the IP's in for vmotion and iscsi.=== from there I made a workflo for vrealize to run the script automatically when a new SSL cert is pushed in the new cluster. So after upgrading - I manually reconnect host and accept the new cert. Boom- script runs- config is pushed -
start to finish is about 25 min on each host. better than 1.5 hours
I'm also looking for this solution.
I have problem that after reboot physical NIC are not connected to vSwitch (actually 2 NIC's to 2 vSwitch)
I can't find the solution for this problem (https://communities.vmware.com/thread/607658)
I would like to solve it but in between it could be nice that I fix this with re-installing whole network.
Now I have to do it manualy via putty
(so after reboot i re-install network)
Is it posible?
Sure, I'm interesting for both solutions.
Thank you for your answers.