edwardob
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Best method to get/put files from vi:35

Since 3i is very locked down, ssh is technically not supported, is there any other method(s) to get and put files within the file system, not the datastores, but within the file system itself.

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Since 3i is very locked down, ssh is technically not supported, is there any other method(s) to get and put files within the file system, not the datastores, but within the file system itself.

You should not need to put anything on the 'filesystem' not datastores as that may not survive a reboot.

What specifically are you trying to do? To get specific files you could use vifs which is part of the RCLI.


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edwardob
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We have a project that will utilize multiple remote esx servers to host single to a few vm's.

The client would like to have ISO's stored on the local systems so that gb's of data do not have to be thrown across the wan when deploying a new system.

So the question then came up about the need to update ISO's, windows 2008 is going to be used, 2008 R2 is already slated for release so the ISO's on the local systems will have to be replaced.

There is a need to be able to update these on the remote esx hosts.

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Texiwill
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Hello,

These will have to be placed upon a VMFS. There is no local file space you can use to place those on the system. Since it is a VMFS you can use the VIC to upload this.

The concept of /vmimages no longer exists with ESXi. Nor are there traditional filesystems that survive a reboot. Your best bet is to use a VMFS even if it is a local one.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

SearchVMware Blog: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/

Blue Gears Blogs - http://www.itworld.com/ and http://www.networkworld.com/community/haletky

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

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Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XIV: 2009-2022,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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edwardob
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Understand that as well, but still how can it be automated to put files there instead of going through vc.

Is there a way to programatically put files on vmfs volumes?

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Outside of vifs, I do not know anything that may even work. vifs is part of the RCLI. Outside of that you could instead use an NFS share and put the files on the NFS share by using the NFS host to do so.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

SearchVMware Blog: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/

Blue Gears Blogs - http://www.itworld.com/ and http://www.networkworld.com/community/haletky

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

--
Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XIV: 2009-2022,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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