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Monitor VMkernel activity with the tail command.

18 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

The tail command displays last 10 lines of a file and with the –f (follow) parameter you can see the data appended to it. So, if you want to see what is going on in the vmkernel of your ESX host: [...]

Kill an unresponsive VM on an ESX server.

11 February, 2010 // 1 Comment

If you want to kill an unresponsive VM on an ESX server and it cannot be turned off with the vmware-cmd stop hard command then try the following: Logon the ESX server as Root and type: #vm-support [...]

Configure software iSCSI networking from the CLI.

25 November, 2009 // 1 Comment

Follow these steps to configure software iSCSI networking on an ESX server. In this case I’ll be creating a new vSwitch, new Port Group on the new vSwitch and I’ll add the VMkernel port to [...]

Start/stop a VM from the CLI.

11 September, 2009 // 0 Comments

Follow these steps to start or stop a VM from the CLI of your ESX server: First, find the full path to your virtual machine by typing: #vmware-cmd -l To start a VM type: #vmware-cmd <path to your [...]

Grant the Root user SSH access.

10 September, 2009 // 0 Comments

Granting SSH access to the Root user is not recommended from the security point of view. But, when you are in a secured environment you can safely enable the SSH access for the Root user. Login on [...]
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