troubleshooting Question

How to start Virtual Machine from ESX host console? Can it be scripted to start when Linux based host boots?

Avatar of MGio4
MGio4 asked on
5 Comments4 Solutions2444 ViewsLast Modified:
We have several virtualized Windows 2003 servers, including domain controllers on ESX Linux based hosts.

I'm trying to find out how to boot a virtual machine (DC) from the ESX Hosts console should the need ever arise due to a lost power issue or something.

I'm sure it's relatively simple, but we didn't cover it in class and I'm not having a lot of luck finding it anywhere else. Also, is it possible to script it to where the specific Vmachine will boot once the ESX server has booted?
Michael Worsham
Cloud/Infrastructure Solutions Architect

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 4 Answers and 5 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 4 Answers and 5 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros