ESX 4.0: tech support mode and command ref


Just like another Linux operating systems, you can access ESX 4.0 from console. On the console, press ALT+F1 to log on to tech support mode. Another option is to telnet or ssh using putty. You have to know Linux command and other propitiatory command used by VMware.

  • Download Putty
  • Open Putty>type IP address of ESX Host
  • Select Protocol i.e. Telnet or SSH (Must be enabled in ESX Host)
  • Click open>yes.

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Command References

Hostname  #hostname

Version #vmware -v

Name and management IP # vi /etc/hosts

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DNS Name #vi /etc/resolv.conf

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NTP server #vi /etc/ntp.conf

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Telnet/SSH #vi /etc/inetd.conf

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Gateway #vi /etc/sysconfig/network

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Management NIC #esxcfg-vswitch –l

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master Config #vi /etc/vmware/esx.conf

Virtual machine #cd /vmfs/volumes/datastore1

Show all files and folder #ls -la

Seeking help with ESX Command, type the command followed by –h

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Lists of few Commands

Networking Storage Service Console Administration
esxcfg-firewallesxcfg-routeesxcfg-vmknic

esxcfg-vswitch

esxcfg-nics

esxcfg-vswif

esxcfg-dumppartesxcfg-mpathesxcfg-nas

esxcfg-rescan

esxcfg-swscsi

esxcfg-infoesxcfg-advcfgesxcfg-resgrp

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About Raihan Al-Beruni

My Name is Raihan Al-Beruni. I am working as an Infrastructure Architect in Data Center Technologies in Perth, Western Australia. I have been working on Microsoft technologies for more than 15 years. Other than Microsoft technologies I also work on Citrix validated solution and VMware data center virtualization technologies. I have a Masters degree in E-Commerce. I am certified in Microsoft, VMware, ITIL and EMC. My core focus is on cloud technologies. In my blog I share my knowledge and experience to enrich information technology community as a whole. I hope my contribution through this blog will help someone who wants more information on data center technologies.
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