I wanted to expand This Script to allow you to specify hosts as well, instead of just vCenter.
This came about because we have 20 new hosts that need storage so we can build our new vCenter server on them, and my old script wouldn’t suffice.
I know you can rescan at the container level (cluster, folder, datacenter), but sometimes the processes would hang on large clusters, other times I’d have to rescan twice. I like this script because it rescans all HBAs one by one, then rescans VMFS after. One could probably add the -runasync, but then it’s the same as the right-click in vCenter.
So, without further ado, here’s the updated script: Read the rest of this entry »
**Update May 07, 2012 – Use the new script here: Updated: Finding WWNs for HBAs in ESXi hosts, now with Get-VMHostHba
When building a new cluster, your storage team (or you) may need to add several hosts into the shared storage zone. It’s a pain to go to each host, configuration, storage adapters, then copy out the WWN.
With this script, you can supply a vCenter server and Cluster/Folder/Datacenter (any logical container) and it will list all the WWNs for Fibre Channel devices. But what if you don’t have vCenter stood up yet? No problem, you can also supply a list of ESX/ESXi hosts to scan.
Shawn & I built this because we have 20 hosts we need the WWNs from to provide to our storage team, and vCenter isn’t alive yet.
Our script: Read the rest of this entry »
Having an ESX cluster is nice, and adding shared LUNs can sometimes become click redundant (host, config, storage, rescan; repeat).
Since we’ve been migrating to a new storage array, we’ve been adding quite a few LUNs to different clusters on different vCenter servers, so I wanted an easy way to rescan everything.
So here’s my script: Read the rest of this entry »