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ESXi es el hipervisor de VMWARE.


Montar USB en host ESX por Shell[editar]

Note: You still need to disable the USB arbitrator service for ESXi to see the USB device before you can read from it.

 /etc/init.d/usbarbitrator stop
 esxcli storage core device list | grep -i usb
 esxcli storage filesystem list

FAT32

Copy a file from USB device to ESXi host:

 /bin/mcopy -i "/dev/disks/${USB_KEY}:2" ::/MyFile /tmp/MyFile

Copy a file from ESXi host to USB device:

 /bin/mcopy -i "/dev/disks/${USB_KEY}:2" /tmp/MyFile ::/MyFile

NTFS

Copy a file from USB device to ESXi host:

 /bin/ntfscat -f /dev/disks/${USB_KEY}:2 MyFile > /tmp/MyFile

One limitation that I did come across when using FAT32 on a USB device is that the maximum file size is <=2GB. If you need to transfer larger files from the USB device, you would need to chunk it up and re-construct the file on the ESXi host. One neat trick that I learned from my buddy Timo Sugliani is that you could use the split command which can be found on a Mac OS X or Linux system to break up the original file into smaller chunks. You can then re-construct the original file by simply using the cat command which is available in the ESXi Shell.

Here is the syntax for splitting a file into 1GB chunks:

 split -b 1073741824 FILE-TO-BE-SPLIT

Here is the syntax for rebuilding the individual chunks into the original file:

 cat SPLITTED-FILES* > ORIGINAL-FILE-NAME

Hopefully these scenarios is not something you would need to frequently do in your environment, but in case you do, there are some additional options beyond FAT16


[Copying files from a USB (FAT32 or NTFS) device to ESXi]

[How to Access USB Storage in ESXi Shell ]


Apagar una VM desde esxcli[editar]

If you want to power off or kill a virtual machine running on an ESXi host you can do this using the following esxcli command:

  • connect a console to your ESXi host (eg. SSH or ESXi Shell)

To get a list of all VMs running on the host use this command:

   esxcli vm process list

The list contains: World ID, Process ID, VMX Cartel ID, UUID, display name and the path to the vmx config file.


  • To kill / power off the virtual machine use the following command:
   esxcli vm process kill -type=xxxx  world-id=yyyyy

for -type=xxxx use: soft, hard or force

for world-id=yyyy use the World ID listed in the command above (eg. World ID 39731 for the example VM “Cold”)

Some information about the three possible shutdown methods:

soft = prefer this if you want to shut down “softly”

hard = equal to an immediate shutdown

force = hard kill of the VM


[How to – kill / power off a virtual machine using esxcli command]

Apagar una VM desde esxtop[editar]

[[1]]


Habilitar SSH en ESXi 5.1[editar]

[[2]]

Error de SSL[editar]

“The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.” Error when connecting to vCenter Server through the vSphere Client (2147546)

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2147546


Conectar a VMWare vShere Client con mediante tunel SSH[editar]

  • Puertos
    • 443
    • 902
    • 903
  • Escribir en hosts
    • 127.0.0.1 esxlocal


[vmware-vsphere-remote-access-via-ssh-tunnel]


Reiniciar servicios de ESX[editar]

 ./sbin/services.sh
 ./etc/init.d/hostd restart


Restaurar clave de root[editar]

https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/Reset_VMware_ESXi_root_password