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what is the best command line way to manage a ESXi server ?

putty or ?
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coolsport00Commented:
VMware vCLI....free download on VMware's site.

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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
got it , i am attempting to come up with the exact systax to look and manage the partitions I can reinstall ESX  no problem

no guests on the box
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Paul SolovyovskyCommented:
PowerCLI is my vote, download from vmware.  Include Powergui infront of it and you can take the powershell scripts and put a front end on it.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
putty and vMA
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
can i just putty to it , i am new to VMWARE are have to wait to power on my server ,

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wneadCommented:
Putty, powerCLI, And Quest tools (http://vizioncore.com/free)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
what do you want to do? when you've putted to it!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you've also got to enable SSH first! (if you've not already done so!)

see here to enable Tech Supp Mode (ssh)

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003677
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
I can find this paremerter

1.Connect VMware Infrastructure Client (VI Client) to an ESXi host or a VirtualCenter Server.
2.Browse to a host in the inventory list.
3.Click the Configuration tab.
4.Click the Advanced Settings link.
5.Click VMkernel in the left-hand pane.
6.In the list of parameters, deselect VMkernel.Boot.techSupportMode.
7.Restart the ESXi host. Before restarting the host, you should shut down virtual machines on that host or migrate them to another host using vMotion or cold migration.
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
Viclient 4.1 on ESX 4.1
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
I am in thanks !
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