So I am no scripting master, my PowerShell knowledge is still something I want to expand. During an install last week I had a number of hosts to setup from scratch, so I decided to do this via PowerCLI, as a lot of the tasks were repetitive. Setting up the vSwitch networking and iSCSI configuration for each host
For those of you new to scripting, I’ve included screenshots to accompany the commands so you can see whats going on in the GUI.
Note: the full code without the breaks is at the end of this post
The other day, I posted about how to setup a volume on a Nimble Storage device, so this post is a bit backwards, as now we look at setting up a device from scratch using the CLI first rather than the Nimble Discovery tool. Lets get started;
1. Rack your device, cable it up, and power it on.
2. Connect the proprietary cable, and then your Null Modem cable to the serial port.
3. Putty or what have you using a baud of 115200
Username = admin
Password = admin
type “Setup” and enter to start the CLI based setup