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3.x Command Line reference guide?

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Anybody who's worked with ESX for a while knows that VMware is moving towards a GUI for all configuration. However when it comes the the need for real surgery the command line is still the only way you can do certain things. Why does VMware not publish (that I can find) a detailed command line reference? The man pages only show switches with occasional syntax.

A good example is I removed my Service Console switch and need to add another. man or help only show the following command which is "really" helpful.

esxcfg-vswif --add

Luckily I was able to find the syntax on these forums.

esxcfg-vswif --add --ip=* --netmask=* -p "portgroup name" vswif_name

Does anybody have a detailed command reference for 3.x? Or is it trial and error until you get it right.. which any Linux admin know's a recipe for disaster!

Ron

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Guide to ESX 3 Service Console - http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/esx3.x-vc2.x-serviceconsole-guide.pdf

Guide to VMware Vimsh - http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=75&func=fileinfo&id=4

Common Linux commands on the service console - http://www.vmts.net/article/linuxcommand.htm

Command Line Interface Tips and Tricks for Vmware ESX Server 2 and 3 - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9685.pdf

Working with the new ESX 3 Service Console - http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=22

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Guide to ESX 3 Service Console - http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/esx3.x-vc2.x-serviceconsole-guide.pdf

Guide to VMware Vimsh - http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=75&func=fileinfo&id=4

Common Linux commands on the service console - http://www.vmts.net/article/linuxcommand.htm

Command Line Interface Tips and Tricks for Vmware ESX Server 2 and 3 - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9685.pdf

Working with the new ESX 3 Service Console - http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=22

Fyi…if you find this post helpful, please award points using the Helpful/Correct buttons.

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Thanks, Eric

Visit my website: http://vmware-land.com

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Wow that was fast! Thanks... ya gotta love these forums! I wonder if vmware realizes how much of their product is sold and supported due to this fine example of volunteerism?

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