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Modifying proxy.xml file on ESXi

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Hi,

I'm trying to modify the proxy.xml via SSH on the ESXi box as I need to change the default HTTPS ports for communication.

I've got basic instructions, but I was hoping some one can fill in the gaps where I'm going wrong as I'm fairly inexperienced with VMware's CLi.

1. remote onto SSH console with Putty and logging in with Root credentials
2. run the following command: cd /etc/vmware/hostd/
3. run the follwowing command: vi proxy.xml
4. Under <ConfigRoot>, add the following line: <httpsPort>https_port_number</httpsPort>

The issue is, I am unable to save. I type :w to save, but then get an "proxy.xml file is read only" message.

Any advice on how to resolve this?

Thanks
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Are you using the FREE version of ESXi ? (e.g. not paid any money to VMware)
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by:granite03
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Hi, I'm not sure. I don't believe the ESXi free version is available any more. I downloaded my ESXi direct from VMware, but it's only 60 days trial.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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The FREE version is still available, you just need to Register for it!

In trial mode, it operates as the full version.

After modifying the proxy.xml file, type

:w!

don't forget the !
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by:granite03
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Ha, can't believe ! was all it was!

Thanks for your help.
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very good!
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