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VMWARE CLI question how can I start a vm from a command line with putty

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If I just have putty to connect to the ESXI server ,  how can I start a VM within the command line ?

what is the exact syntax?

i have slow internet here and cant google stuff fast , and could use the help


THANKS!!
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You can run this using SSH

To power on a virtual machine from the command line:
List the inventory ID of the virtual machine with the command:

vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms |grep <vm name>

Note: The first column of the output shows the vmid.

Check the power state of the virtual machine with the command:

vim-cmd vmsvc/power.getstate <vmid>

Power-on the virtual machine with the command:

vim-cmd vmsvc/power.on <vmid>
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wow , thanks that completely solved the issue , you really saved me alot of time thanks!!!
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