How to get into the command line of ESXi 3.5 server to copy the vmx and vmdk files...?I tried from VMWARE Infrastructure client but I am getting the error stating that OS is not found....What I did is I copied my virtual machine files to my desktop and login to the client and tried to create a virtual machine..before that I upload the virtualmachine files in datastore....by right clicking the datastore and browse datastore....Would any one can help me regarding this....
ESXi reaallly does not have a native command line - you add one by using the RCLI - how was the virtual machine made that you want to move into your VI-3 environment? Because depending on how it was created will determine how you can bring into the environment -
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From www.yellow-bricks.com "Duncan Epping"
By default this isn’t possible. But there’s a way to get this working, just do the following:
Go to the ESXi console and press alt+F1
Enter the root password(No prompt, typing is blindly)
At the prompt type “vi /etc/inetd.conf”
Look for the line that starts with “#ssh” (you can search with pressing “/”)
Remove the “#” (press the “x” if the cursor is on the character)
Save “/etc/inetd.conf” by typing “:wq!”
Restart the management service “/sbin/services.sh restart”
One thing to note I would not recommend doing this on a production system as it's not supported. So use at your own risk.
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You can use datastore browser (from VIC) to simply copy some file.
Or, as written before, you can enable the console and also SSH to use also WinSCP or FastSCP.