How can you find all ESX hosts on a network

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

Is there a tool or a way to scan the network to find all ESX hosts?

Question by:litog
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    Accepted Solution

    Use, Angry IP Scanner

    and search for the following Open Ports on an IP address

    80 TCP
    443 TCP
    902 TCP

    Also if you get a response of the following from 902 TCP, it's an ESX/ESXi server

    220 VMware Authentication Daemon Version 1.10: SSL Required, ServerDaemonProtoco
    l:SOAP, MKSDisplayProtocol:VNC , VMXARGS supported

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    Expert Comment

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    You could also test for 22 SSH (but this is an optional port which can be opened, and is not always running).
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    Expert Comment

    it begs the question why don't you know ?

    Author Comment

    Thanks hanccocka! That worked perfectly.

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