unhide recovery partition
ESX 3.5

Start/stop a VM from the CLI.

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 VM> start To stop a VM type: #vmware-cmd <path to your VM> stop (hard). This option is optional. It will force a hard stop of your VM. Cheers! – Marek.Z

unhide recovery partition
ESX 3.5

Grant the Root user SSH access.

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 your physical server as Root user. Type: #vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config Find the PermitRootLogin value in the file and change it from “no“ to “yes“. Save the file. Restart the sshd service by typing: #service sshd restart You can now […]