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How to set the LoadBalancingPolicy using PowerCLI

17 February 2012

As a virtualisation admin you maybe tasked with configuring VMware’s vSwitches in a particular load balancing configuration. I have had to do this for link aggregation between the teaming of my vmnic’s and physical Cisco switches.  See the link for more info:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1004048

Here’s how I did it using PowerCLI.

Connect-VIServer VirtualCenterServerFQDN
Get-VMHost -Name HostName | Get-VirtualSwitch -name vSwitchNumber |
Get-NicTeamingPolicy | Set-NicTeamingPolicy -LoadBalancingPolicy LoadBalanceIP

Just bear in mind you will need to set the, Virtual Center Server, Host Nane and vSwitch name.

I hope this helps!
Stuart

 

 

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One Comment
  1. Anne permalink

    Tried for hours to script this policy change. Thank you!

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