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I think this is very basic question but I could not find the answer anywhere, probably you guys can help.

I use ESX 3.5 and it has 30 VM instances. These VMs are still not on the network. I want to copy and paste same commands in 'rc.local' of all these VMs. I am accessing these VMs by login in to ESX and getting console of each VM. Is there any way I can copy these commands and paste them in 'rc.local' of each VM through this console. Because through this console you can not release mouse so I am unable to paste the data.

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You can't do it, it's not supported on ESX/ESXi for security reasons - you can do it on Workstation/Fusion though.

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That's what I thought:) – stillStudent Mar 25 '11 at 10:45

You can use Putty to SSH into the VMs and then cut/paste or if the files are identical opn each machine, use SCP to copy the rc.local files to each machine

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Phil I can't do what you suggested because VMs are not on network. – stillStudent Mar 27 '11 at 11:29

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