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Mastering PowerCLI by Sajal Debnath

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Chapter 4. Managing Networks

In the previous chapter, we saw how to configure a customized image using the image profile, automatically configure hosts using the host profile, and finally, how to automatically deploy ESXi servers using Auto Deploy. Since we deployed the server, we will learn how to configure and manage networking in the vSphere environment using PowerCLI. In this chapter, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Managing vSphere standard switches
  • Managing host network adapters
  • Using port groups
  • Managing vSphere distributed switches
  • Configuring vSphere network I/O control
  • Creating private VLANs
  • Configuring Netflow
  • Configuring VMware DirectPath IO

We will start with the creation and configuration of standard switches. Next, we will go into ...

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