2012
06.12

When I’m building a Hyper-V cluster, I like to rename the networks so I know what is what when tuning them.  I’ve previously given you a script to configure a converged fabric host and the code to build a cluster.  Instead of manually renaming the networks, you can do this:

(Get-ClusterNetwork | where-object {$_.Address -eq "172.16.2.0"}).Name = "vEthernet (Host-LiveMigration)"

This cmdlet will find the network you want to rename by querying for it’s IP address.  In this case, find the network 172.16.2.0.  I know this will be my migration network.  Using the object oriented nature of PowerShell (everything is either an object or a method, and objects have attributes), I grab the Name of the resulting network and set it to "vEthernet (Host-LiveMigration)".

The cluster network is then renamed from the anonymous Cluster Network X to a more useful and human friendly name, which is also the name I’m using on my converged fabric virtual NICs.

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Just repeat this for each network in your script and you’ll have automated yet another step in the cluster creation process.

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