Friday, April 17, 2009

VLAN / Portgroup replicator tool

This is not a new tool (ITQ Infrastructure Client), but it is still very useful. Let's say you have to setup six hosts in a cluster and you have to configure two vSwitches on each host with several portgroups or VLANs on each switch. This can take quite some time if you're scripting the post confirguration. And there are plenty of room for error as each host is configured manually.

With this tool, you only need to configure the vSwitches and VLANs on one host manually. Then you can export the network configuration and apply it to the remaining hosts all at once.

With VI4 this feature will be built in with "Host Profiles" but until then, this tool can be used.


  1. This is such an amazingly useful tool. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

  2. Yep, I still use it as well. It's really cool!


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