I saw it’s possible since vSphere 5 to configure the MTU size via the VI Client, sometimes it would be handy to do this with a GUI. In vSphere 4 you configure this at the console (vicfg-vswitch –m 9000 vswitch0 & esxcfg-vmknic –l )
vSwitch MTU Advanced Properties:
VMkernel MTU NIC settings:
I was trying to configure my central storage (StarWind iSCSI SAN) in my homelab, but couldn’t find the software iSCSI Adapter.. huh.. it’s removed?
Nope.. by default it’s not installed, you must manual add the adapter by clicking Configuration > Storage Adapter > Add Storage Adapter
- Select: Add Software iSCSI Adapter
A new software iSCSI adapter will be added to the Storage Adapters list. After it has been added, select the software iSCSI adapter in the list and click on Properties to complete the configuration
I never blogged about the ITQ Infrastrucute Client but this is also one of my favorite free tools to manage my vSphere environtment.
The author is Flores Eken from ITQ Consultancy in the Netherlands and wrote this application to manage your vSwitches, you can Add/Remove Portgroups on multiple hosts, Export/Import Portgroup configurations on/to multiple hosts, Excute shell command by SSH and many more
I installed today 4 new ESX 4.1 and exported te Portgroup configuration from an existing host and imported this configuration to my new one.. it’s really simple and fast!