Modifying proxy.xml file on ESXi
Posted on 2014-10-20
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?