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Mastering PowerCLI by Sajal Debnath

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Configuring Distributed Power Management

Next, we will configure Distributed Power Management using the vSphere API and PowerCLI. To achieve this, we will use the ReconfigureComputeResource_Task method, which is defined under the All Methods section in VMware vSphere API documentation.

On further inspection, we can see that this method takes two inputs. First, a set of configuration changes to apply to the compute resource in the form of ComputeResourceConfigSpec specification. If we check ComputeResourceConfigSpec, further we can see that we can extend its use to the ClusterConfigSpecEx data object that has the properties that can configure the services listed here:

  • High Availability (HA)
  • Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS)
  • Distributed Power Management ...

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