vmware : do I need the vmware cli to run commands on esx ?

Posted on 2012-08-18
Last Modified: 2012-09-06
Question by:NAMEWITHELD12
    LVL 33

    Expert Comment

    which version of ESX it is 4.o or it is ESXi, if it is ESX you can use the service console, for ESXi you can use the powercli, or the vMA
    LVL 116

    Accepted Solution

    Quick Answer to your question - NO

    what do you want to do, most functions can be performed from the vSphere GUI Client.

    only if you want to perform remote advanced scripted functions, must you use the remote cli, but you could login via ssh, and execute commands.

    again, what do you want to perform, how many servers do you have?
    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    thanks that answer my questiion , i am trying to find out what is locking a file
    LVL 116

    Expert Comment

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    use lsof as per my other answer, login via ssh.

    see kb article, but quickest solution reset host server, power off and on.

    it could also be corrupt file, same error is given, could you expand on issue.

    so you WILL need to login via ssh, and follow the procedure in this article by VMware
    LVL 1

    Author Closing Comment

    thanks so much !

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Top 6 Sources for Identifying Threat Actor TTPs

    Understanding your enemy is essential. These six sources will help you identify the most popular threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

    VMware Update Manager(VUM) “error code: 15” during ESXi 6.0 Remediate update in VUM operation
    For Backups Guest OS files and indexing(and application awareness), Veeam needs Admin rights in Guest OS(Windows and Linux). In Windows a Domain Administrator account, and in Linux root access to perform this type of Backups and also Restore.
    This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
    In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…

    760 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

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    7 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now