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How can I deploy template-based VM from Linux?

We are trying to provide our Linux engineers with a CLI to deploy VMWare vSphere VMs using templates. The vSphere CLI looks promising but the documentation doesn't mention templates. Does anyone ...
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1answer
128 views

How to install ganglia on vmware esxi 5.5 host? [closed]

I want to install ganglia monitoring tool on esxi host so that i can monitor vm's usage. Can anyone give me a installation guide/link which i can refer/follow to install it? PS: I am total newbie to ...
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1answer
82 views

ESXi free scripting [closed]

I am trying to figure out if it is possible to script commands on the esxi system to run commands on the esxi system after the first auto start vm at a specific time after it is powered on before the ...
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1answer
268 views

How to shutdown ESXi 5 in N minutes

On the VmWare commandline, I can shutdown the box using the halt command ~ # halt --help BusyBox v1.9.1-VMware-visor-6030 (2011-02-15 14:57:41 PST) multi-call binary Usage: halt [-d delay] [-n] [-f] ...
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1answer
138 views

Can you list virtual hardware of a guest via the CLI in ESXi 5.0?

Can any one tell me of an ESXi line command that can be used to list the different virtual hardware components assigned to VMWare guests running on ESXi, with vcenter? E.g. I want to find out how ...
0
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1answer
1k views

How can I run an elevated powershell script as part of VMWare Customization Specification?

Background / Goal I have a VMWare template that I am deploying and I am using VMWare's "customization specifications" to perform many of the sysprep tasks. The last thing I need to accomplish is ...
3
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1answer
859 views

ESXi 5: Disable software iSCSI from CLI

I am having trouble with the management agents on my ESXi hosts, as they keep crashing/not responding.. I am suspecting my iSCSI storage, as it works a bit like the wind is blowing - and we have more ...
2
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6answers
11k views

How to install VMWare ESXi CLI on CentOS 6.0?

I'm trying to install VMware-vSphere-CLI-5.0.0-422456.x86_64 onto CentOS 6.0 64bit, but the installer complains: CPAN not able to install following Perl modules on the system. These must be ...
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1answer
739 views

How to start virtual machines on the commandline of a ESXi5 host?

How can I start virtual machines when I am on the commandline of a ESXi5 host over ssh ?
2
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1answer
15k views

How to shutdown a virtual machine on ESXi5 over an ssh terminal session?

How can I shutdown a virtual machine when I am on the commandline of an ESXi5 host over ssh? Sidenote: To enable scripts on other machines to login to the ESXi without password, add the public ...
2
votes
1answer
281 views

How i can backup data from VMware to tape?

i have more than one VM ware hosted on ESX 3.5I and i want to connect it (VMware) to tape to make backup from vmware to tape .... I can do it? .... if yes HOW ??
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3answers
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Create a Guest Virtual Machine from command line in VMWare ESXi/vSphere 4?

Finding I have access to a Windows machine less and less these days and am a bit frustrated by the lack of a Virtual Infrastructure Client for Mac or Linux. I have SSH setup on my ESXi hosts and have ...