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Command to add permissions to user under ESXi 4.1 via console

So I don't have to give them the password for the root account, wich is shared with other services, I need to add administrator rules to another user in several (30+) ESXi 4.1.0 servers. Creating the ...
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Unable to connect to ESXi 5.1 after upgrading to 5.1 U2

I upgraded my ESXi 5.1 U1 to ESXi 5.1 U2 using SSH, after upgrade complete and I restart the server I couldn't connect to the Server using vSphere Client but I could connect to it using SSH after few ...
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What will be deleted when I delete snapshot?

Using ESXi 5.0, I had a disk which was converted from VHD to VMDK using Winimage which left me with a sparse VMDK. I tried to snapshot the VM after importing it which caused a problem. I believe I ...
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esxi 5.0 Command Line, no disown command

In linux I would use the disown command to disconnect a backgrounded process from my terminal so when I quit the terminal or disconnected from it, the job would continue as a child of the init ...
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Is it possible to add root ssh keys to /etc/ssh/keys-root/authorized_keys on ESX hosts without having to log into every box?

I have close to 70 ESX hosts that need to have the root SSH keys added to them. Is there a way to do this through vsphere or powercli, or will I have to manually SSH into each box and add the line to ...
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ESXi 4.1.0 build-260247 best way to get VM off

I'm having a hard time copying a VM from my ESXi 4 ... I never tried to copy a VM because I always did the backup inside the VM but now I want to retire this server and need to get a final full ...
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Unable to SSH into ESXi 4.1 host - “Access Denied”

I am unable to SSH into an existing ESXi server. I have a user which is in the "root" and "users" group and is able to connect via vSphere. However after enabling "Remote support (SSH)", attempting to ...
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Download big files from ESXi?

I want to move one of my vm guest between two ESXi servers. I can't do this with converter or Veaam FastSCP because I'm in another network and using this tools is extremly slow. So I'm trying to copy ...
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VMware ESXi 4.1: how to create a new user with root permissions

In ESXi 4.1, I have SSH access enabled and a user jdoe, who is able to connect to the system via ssh. ~ $ less /etc/passwd | grep jdoe jdoe:x:3:0:John Doe:/home/jdoe:/bin/ash The user jdoe has all ...
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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 ...
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ssh initial prompt hangs for 10 minutes but console login and initial prompt is very responsive - why?

I have been running an ESXi 4.0 server for months with a couple of WinServer2003 and several Ubuntu Server 10.4 VMs. The performance has been impressive on 6GB i7 Asus P6T hardware. Suddenly, a week ...
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Is SSH console in ESXi 4x now supported

I noticed that it is very easy to open up SSH on ESXi 4x and there are no warnings or confirmations that hint at it being unsupported. Does this now mean that it is supported? I could not find any ...
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Port Forwarding for ESXi remote management with VSphere

I am connecting to ESXi with vSphere client from a remote LAN. ESXi is running on 10.1.1.10, so I create an ssh tunnel (using cygwin but putty or plink should also work) with this command: ssh -v -p ...
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howto copy files on esxi datastore using scp?

how to copy files on esxi4 datastore (fs=vmfs) over network using console (SSH)? giving up older question:have seen on vmware forums that its not possible have a USB drive NTFS attached to ESXi4 ...