przemol10
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Provision new disk for VM from ... VM

Hello,

(I am not sure if this is proper forum for these type of questions - if not could you recommend me which one would be better ?)

we have several VMs (Linux) under ESXI5. I would like to add disks to these VMs. Is it possible to install any software on these

Linux servers which will allow me using CLI to add those disks from inside VMs (of course with authentication) ?

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abhilashhb
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Hi przemol10,

Welcome to the Community.

You can have PowerCLI installed in one of the VM's and connect to the the ESXi Server and Add disks to VM's.

Its possible through linux machines too but is not supported.

Check this link for Linux   http://www.cloud-buddy.com/?p=1218

For Windows machines vSphere PowerCLI Documentation

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przemol10
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Hi Abhilash,

thanks for your suggestion.

In general I am looking for something similar to PowerCLI for for linux.

Is there any ?

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abhilashhb
VMware Employee
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You could try RVC.

vSphere 5.5: vSphere Ruby Console - Punching Clouds

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przemol10
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So in general the only supported "remote" language is Ruby ?

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abhilashhb
VMware Employee
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You could also check vSphere CLI which is supported on linux VMware vSphere 5: Private Cloud Computing, Server and Data Center Virtualization

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