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We are running linux redhat boxes on ESX server and it has many hosts. Is there a way that we can find which host we are running the linux box? I need to check it for few hundred boxes, I don't want to go through virtual center all the time.

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Under VCentre, click on the virtual machines tab under your data centre - this will list all of your VM's.  

Right click on the columns and select 'Guest OS' and it will list all the guest OS's that have been reported back by VM tools.
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I understand that,  how do I check from the linux guest from the command prompt, is there  a  command available?
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There's no variable set inside of the guests that reveal details about the ESX host that it resides on.  I'm not exactly sure how, but I think you could set up a vMA server or use the Remote CLI to do an inventory check and then grep out the hostname of the linux guest.  http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vsphere/automationtools/vima is where you can download the vMA and you can ask around on the communities site to see if someone already has a script to do what you need.
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by:Deepak Kosaraju
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I would say run
Login to particular ESX host an run following commands

#find <datastore> -type f -name "*.vmx" -exec grep -i "Linux" {}\;

This will give you all the list of linux OS vmx files that are having keyword Linux as a Guest OS type inside the vmx file, I am sure other than Linux server no other vmx files will have the word Linux at-least as Guest OS type inside the vmx file.

I bet this can be more simple via vMA but I don't have the environment to try this.
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thank you for all the info.
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