[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


How can you find all ESX hosts on a network

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

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

Question by:litog
  • 2
LVL 124

Accepted Solution

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 36933236
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

LVL 124
ID: 36933243
You could also test for 22 SSH (but this is an optional port which can be opened, and is not always running).
LVL 30

Expert Comment

ID: 36935683
it begs the question why don't you know ?

Author Comment

ID: 36949845
Thanks hanccocka! That worked perfectly.

Featured Post

Vote for the Most Valuable Expert

It’s time to recognize experts that go above and beyond with helpful solutions and engagement on site. Choose from the top experts in the Hall of Fame or on the right rail of your favorite topic page. Look for the blue “Nominate” button on their profile to vote.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This program is used to assist in finding and resolving common problems with wireless connections.
In this article I will be showing you how to subnet the easiest way possible for IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). This article does not cover IPv6. Keep in mind that subnetting requires lots of practice and time.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question