danito
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Contributor

Script for start vmachines in blade server with Vmwre ESX

Hi to all,

My scenario is the following ... I have a Blade Server with ESX 3, in the ESX i have two virtual machines with Windows 2003 server. And i need to make a shutdown and startup in the windows 2003 servers virtual machines with a script.

i have a server with W2k3 Server that manage the blade server with VMWARE Infrastructure and a Blade CommandView.

I want to create a script, or task scheduled, that made shutdown and startup in the virtual machines all nights.

And it's the problem, how and where make the script.

Please help!!

Thanks in advance.

Un saludo.
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VirtualKenneth
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Virtuoso

From your W2K3 server with Virtual Center (I assume?) you can press "Scheduled Tasks" and create the tasks you want

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DFATAnt
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I would use the Windows shutdown command and a Windows scheduled task to shutdown the servers at the required time.

I would create a VirtualCenter scheduled task to start the Windows servers at the required time.

Ant

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danito
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I understand.

The shutdown command is not a problem.

But, how create a scheduled task in W2k3 to start a virtual machine in the Blade ESX??

Thanks.

Un saludo.
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VirtualKenneth
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Virtuoso

Read my post above, you need to do that from Virtual Center

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Mahoushi
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Contributor

You can start the VM from ESX server with a script that does executes the following command:

vmware-cmd -q path_to_your_vm_vmx_file start soft

then all you have to do is add the script to cron

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