6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 8, 2015 9:21 AM by gajuambi

    how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli

    ekrejci Hot Shot

      Hi,

       

      I'm looking a way to modify the power management settings for the hosts with powercli.

       

      switching between the 4 policy and getting info on hosts having this capability.

       

      I didn't find anything so far

       

      any clue?

       

      thanks

       

      Eric

        • 1. Re: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli
          MKguy Virtuoso

          To get info on the current settings of your hosts:

           

          Get-VMHost | Sort | Select Name,

          @{ N="CurrentPolicy"; E={$_.ExtensionData.config.PowerSystemInfo.CurrentPolicy.ShortName}},

          @{ N="CurrentPolicyKey"; E={$_.ExtensionData.config.PowerSystemInfo.CurrentPolicy.Key}},

          @{ N="AvailablePolicies"; E={$_.ExtensionData.config.PowerSystemCapability.AvailablePolicy.ShortName}}

           

           

           

           

           

          Name                                               CurrentPolicy                                                                 CurrentPolicyKey   AvailablePolicies

          ----                                                           -------------                                                                 ----------------                     -----------------

          esxihost0021.domain.local                        static                                                                                       1  {static, dynamic, low, custom}

          esxihost0022.domain.local                        static                                                                                       1  {static, dynamic, low, custom}

          esxihost0033.domain.local                        off                                                                                            0  static

          esxihost0034.domain.local                        off                                                                                            0  static

          esxihost0041.domain.local                        static                                                                                       1  static

          esxihost0062.domain.local                        dynamic                                                                                  2  {static, dynamic, low, custom}

          esxihost0063.domain.local                        dynamic                                                                                  2  {static, dynamic, low, custom}

           

           

          Note: CurrentPolicy off indicates that the host does not support OS-controlled power management or you set the host BIOS to a specific power management policy like static high performance already.

           

           

          To set the power policy for a host:

          $view = (Get-VMHost esxihost24.domain.local   | Get-View)

          (Get-View $view.ConfigManager.PowerSystem).ConfigurePowerPolicy(X)

          Where X equals the key of the policy you want to set (1=static, 2=dynamic, 3=low, 4=custom)

          • 2. Re: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli
            ekrejci Hot Shot

            excellent.

             

            works like a charme.

             

            thank you very much

             

            Eric

            • 3. Re: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli
              RebeccaG Hot Shot
              VMware Employees

              Very nice answer, thank you!

              • 4. Re: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli
                PhillipUdel Lurker

                I guess I missed something.   I see how to set to static,  but how do I set to High Performance?

                • 5. Re: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli
                  MKguy Virtuoso

                  "static" is the alias name for the "Static High Performance" power management policy.

                  • 6. Re: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli
                    gajuambi Enthusiast
                    vExpert

                    Here is an onelier to get this done on all hosts of your vcenter

                    (Get-View (Get-VMHost | Get-View).ConfigManager.PowerSystem).ConfigurePowerPolicy(1)

                    Where

                    1=HighPerformance

                    2=Balanced

                    3=LowPower