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ESXi 6 Restore configuration across hosts Article rated 3.5/5.0
  The following commands are run from the host ESXi server(s) over ssh ESXi Configuration Backup To backup the host configuration vim-cmd /hostsvc/firmware/sync_configvim-cmd /hostsvc/backup_...
ESXi Copy and paste disabled Article rated 3.0/5.0
From Esx4.1 onwards, copy and paste from VMs is disabled by default, for [i]security[/i] To enable C&P per VM 1. Shut down the VM2. Edit VM settings3. Navigate to Options/Advanced/General4. Clic...
ESXi Create clone from snapshot Article rated 1.0/5.0
  The following command creates a clone of an ESXi snapshot, without the need for vCentre vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/<datastore name>/<vm folder name> <snapshot name> /vmfs/v...
ESXi Ueful but poorly documented commands Article rated 5.0/5.0
Note Unless otherwise stated, assume commands are executed on the ESXi host via SSH   List all registered guests vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms   Convert disk from fat to thin vmkfstools -i ...
ESXi OVF Tool Article rated 5.0/5.0
OVF Tool Usage It is possible to clone a guest on an ESXi host using rsync or other native Linux commands.  However, any thin disks attached to the guest will be expanded, which may cause the ta...
ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 Cannot connect from VSphere client on XP Article rated 2.3/5.0
Description Attempting to connect to a newly installed ESXi 5.1 or 5.5 (or later) server from a VSphere client  on Windows XP, produces an error, indicating the connection request is too short a...
Dell Open Manage on ESX5 Article rated 3.0/5.0
The information provided by Dell and VMWare is confusing and incomplete. There are many how to articles on the web but many refer to previous versions of ESX and the signal to noise ratio is low. Tar...
ESXi Clone operations including snapshots Article rated 5.0/5.0
Cloning individual virtual machine disks via the ESX/ESXi host terminal (1027876)
 

 
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