Quick Tips

Quick Tip: Bonding, LACP, and VLANs in Linux

I have been doing a lot of tinkering with linux based storage (more to come on that!) over the past few weeks and I had to hunt and peck around the internet to find all of the information on using bonding/lacp and vlans in linux so I want to bring it all to one place. All of these configuration files are from Ubnutu but the format should be similar in other distros. All of the switch configurations were on a Cisco 2960 running IOS 12.2-lanbase which is a fairly old and basic switch.

Quick Tip: Register all VMs on a datastore

Today I had an entire datastore of VMs to register, probably about 30 in total, and I didn’t want to go through the GUI and register each VM manually.

I came up with this quick unix one-liner:

# NOTE: My datastore path is /vmfs/volumes/5317a80e-add165f6-ada9-001517599f73
# replace this with whatever datastore needs searching

find /vmfs/volumes/5317a80e-add165f6-ada9-001517599f73 -name "*.vmx" -exec  vim-cmd solo/registervm {} \;

find /vmfs/volumes/5317a80e-add165f6-ada9-001517599f73 -name "*.vtmx" -exec  vim-cmd solo/registervm {} \;


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