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ESXi and PowerCLI

I have created a 2 node vsan cluster with a witness.  The two physical hosts are interconnected with 10gb links and the vsan vmkernel resides on that particular vswitch.  I leave the mgmt on the default vSwitch0 which uses vmk0.

I'm looking for a way to script in powercli/powershell adding a route to the esxi hosts so that it can communicate with the witness.

$HostNameFQDN = xyz.domain.com

This outputs nothing on my system currently but it seems like i'm really close.
$Host_Gateway = Get-VMHost -Name $HostNameFQDN | Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter | select VMKernelGatway

New-VMHostRoute -VMHost $HostNameFQDN -Destination 172.23.0.0 -Gateway $Host_Gateway -PrefixLength 20

Would somebody be able to assist with getting this to work, correctly?  I've also noticed that the Get-network commands do not work in Powershell ISE but they do in the regular powershell window.

Thanks in advance.
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PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Your syntax looks good, but looks like you need to assign it to a object and then perform a Set:


$vmhostroute = New-VMHostRoute -VMHost $HostNameFQDN -Destination 172.23.0.0 -Gateway $Host_Gateway -PrefixLength 20

Set-VMHostRoute -VMHostRoute ($vmhostroute) -Destination 172.23.0.0-PrefixLength 20
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jmachado81Author Commented:
How can I pull the existing gateway from the vmk0 VMKernel (mgmt)?  When i run the below the output is blank.

Get-VMHost -Name $HostNameFQDN | Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter | select VMKernelGatway
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PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Try this:

Get-VMHost -Name $HostNameFQDN | Get-VMHostNetwork | Select Hostname, VMKernelGateway -ExpandProperty VirtualNic | Select VMKernelGateway
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PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
So for your original question:
$Host_Gateway = Get-VMHost -Name $HostNameFQDN | Get-VMHostNetwork | Select Hostname, VMKernelGateway -ExpandProperty VirtualNic | Select VMKernelGateway
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jmachado81Author Commented:
This displays all vmkernels instead of just vmk0 but I'll push this line up in my script so there is only one vmk at the time of running.  Thanks
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The above script works, but is "wrong" in it doing too much. A simple
$Host_Gateway = Get-VMHost -Name $HostNameFQDN | Get-VMHostNetwork | Select VMKernelGateway

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is sufficient. The main point has been exchanging Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter by Get-VMHostNetwork.
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