In my first post, we got as far as setting up the management interface of the Cisco UCS Platform. In this second part, I’ll be covering;
- Setting up the connectivity
- Configuring the VLAN connectivity
- Setting up Port Channels
- Setting up the Appliance connectivity
- Configuring LAN policies
- Configuring VNIC Templates
- Creating Server Policies
- Building a Service Profile Template
- Deploying a Service Profile from a Template
Setting up the connectivity
Continue reading Deploy a Cisco UCS system – Part 2 – from scratch for VMware ESXi
So basically I had a host failure where all of the configure was lost, if I was more savvy with Powershell/PowerCLI, I would have been able to rebuild it all via scripts, but that clones the settings from a working host.
But nevermind that is for a different day of learning.
So I configured the host to the point of Networking, so the vSwitches had the correct NICs, but I needed to do all the port groups, which in the GUI if you have a few to do is time consuming.
So in PowereCLI, pull all of your information, port-group names and VLAN IDs.
Get-Vmhost -name <FQDN of host> | Get-VirtualSwitch -name | Get-VirtualPortGroup
To create a port-group
Get-Vmhost -name <FQDN of host> | Get-VirtualSwitch -Name | New-VirtualPortgroup -Name "Name of PG" -VlanID
Obviously this is a very short crude method of achieving what I need, but here you can see the basic building blocks needed to create Port Group in PowerCLI.