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  • Managing Vmware Vsphere Esxi Using esxcli Commands

    You first need to enable SSH via vsphere web client.

    Basic commands for ESXi :
    Basic commands helps in performing the basic operations which can be done in ESXi console such as listing the directories, changing the directory, checking the date etc.

    Code:
     ls    #listing the directory.
    Code:
      
     ls -l      #to check the directories with details.
    Code:
      
     pwd       #finding the present working directory.
    Code:
      
     cd      #change the working directory.
    Code:
      
     date       #finding the date & time.
    Code:
     hostname    #For finding the hostname



    Finding the ESXi version & updates:
    This will help you to find the ESXi version with build numbers

    Code:
     vmware -l      #For ESXi version
    Code:
     vmware -v        #For ESXi version with build
    Code:
     esxcli software vib list        #For checking installed VIB.

    Monitoring the ESXi load:
    Code:
      
     esxtop


    Start or Stop the services:
    Code:
     services.sh
    Last edited by hotfuzz; 03-26-2019, 06:23 PM.
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