I would like to install perl on ESXi. Unfortunately all the help I can find redirects me to the RCLI, however if you've worked with the RCLI you will know why I am rather looking to install it on ESXi. I can SSH onto ESXi and use SCP to copy files, but a little more functionality would be nice.
I don't know what flavour of Linux or BSD or whatever ESXi is based on, but have identified Busybox with an -ash shell, so I expect its only a matter of time before someone figures out how to add some user-friendliness to it.
In short: If you've managed to install anything (other than VMs) - I would like to know how.
Also the fact that ESXi doesn't seem to be USB friendly, looks more like an oversight, and I am sure we're supposed to install or configure something, just a pity there doesn't seem to be any HOW TO docs.
Note aside: The RCLI perl scripts seem to be buggy enough to warrant installing perl onto ESXi, to enable it to work on the console (via ssh).
(See the vifs.pl file upload section towards the bottom of the blog)