When installing Server 2008 on Qemu, for the creation of an OpenStack Windows Server 2008 template; I found it easiest to use virt-install.

Below is the code that I use to kick off that virt-install.

 

In vSphere 5.1, Link Aggregation Configuration Protocol (LACP) on the vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) was configured on the Uplink Porgroup. There were basic options of enabled/disabled and active/passive.

These options were configured like below:

LACP Enabled

LACP Enabled

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First, SSH to the vCenter appliance:

Then, run the following commands:

Here is some more output:

Here is a PowerCLI script I use to find all orphaned VMDK’s in my vCenter environment.

I wrote this a long time ago, hopefully it still works