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PowerCLI – Add Multiple VLAN Port Groups to vSphere Cluster Standard vSwitches

A recent change to my networking environment added the requirement to put different VM guests onto different VLANs according to their role. This is a fairly common configuration for a lot of virtualized datacenters. What is also common is that we don’t have the design fully prepared when we build our virtual infrastructure. Limitations of Standard vSwitches One of the …

PowerCLI – Globally setting VM Tools time sync and version upgrade options

Recently I was presented with the need to change the time synchronization and VM Tools installation options for a number of VM guest machines. While this is not challenging to do through the UI, I’m a big fan of doing everything possible through PowerCLI. And if you have larger numbers of machines in your VMware environment, those few clicks seem …