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  • 1.  how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli

    Posted Oct 25, 2013 09:27 AM

    Hi,

    I'm looking a way to modify the power management settings for the hosts with powercli.

    switching between the 4 policy and getting info on hosts having this capability.

    I didn't find anything so far

    any clue?

    thanks

    Eric



  • 2.  RE: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli
    Best Answer

    Posted Oct 25, 2013 12:50 PM

    To get info on the current settings of your hosts:

    Get-VMHost | Sort | Select Name,

    @{ N="CurrentPolicy"; E={$_.ExtensionData.config.PowerSystemInfo.CurrentPolicy.ShortName}},

    @{ N="CurrentPolicyKey"; E={$_.ExtensionData.config.PowerSystemInfo.CurrentPolicy.Key}},

    @{ N="AvailablePolicies"; E={$_.ExtensionData.config.PowerSystemCapability.AvailablePolicy.ShortName}}

    Name                                               CurrentPolicy                                                                 CurrentPolicyKey   AvailablePolicies

    ----                                                           -------------                                                                 ----------------                     -----------------

    esxihost0021.domain.local                        static                                                                                       1  {static, dynamic, low, custom}

    esxihost0022.domain.local                        static                                                                                       1  {static, dynamic, low, custom}

    esxihost0033.domain.local                        off                                                                                            0  static

    esxihost0034.domain.local                        off                                                                                            0  static

    esxihost0041.domain.local                        static                                                                                       1  static

    esxihost0062.domain.local                        dynamic                                                                                  2  {static, dynamic, low, custom}

    esxihost0063.domain.local                        dynamic                                                                                  2  {static, dynamic, low, custom}

    Note: CurrentPolicy off indicates that the host does not support OS-controlled power management or you set the host BIOS to a specific power management policy like static high performance already.

    To set the power policy for a host:

    $view = (Get-VMHost esxihost24.domain.local   | Get-View)

    (Get-View $view.ConfigManager.PowerSystem).ConfigurePowerPolicy(X)

    Where X equals the key of the policy you want to set (1=static, 2=dynamic, 3=low, 4=custom)



  • 3.  RE: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli

    Posted Oct 29, 2013 09:22 AM

    excellent.

    works like a charme.

    thank you very much

    Eric



  • 4.  RE: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 11, 2014 08:21 PM

    Very nice answer, thank you!



  • 5.  RE: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli

    Posted Jan 27, 2015 04:03 PM

    I guess I missed something.   I see how to set to static,  but how do I set to High Performance?



  • 6.  RE: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli

    Posted Jan 27, 2015 04:07 PM

    "static" is the alias name for the "Static High Performance" power management policy.



  • 7.  RE: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli

    Posted Sep 08, 2015 04:21 PM

    Here is an onelier to get this done on all hosts of your vcenter

    (Get-View (Get-VMHost | Get-View).ConfigManager.PowerSystem).ConfigurePowerPolicy(1)

    Where

    1=HighPerformance

    2=Balanced

    3=LowPower



  • 8.  RE: how to modify vSphere power policy with powercli

    Posted Oct 22, 2018 10:30 PM

    Thanks man. Works excellent.

    I like simple code in one line.....