talapoga
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How to manage VMs via SSH

Hello,

My ESXi box seem to work fine. But, VI is not usable under my linux desktop. Because it have only 256 Mo of RAM, i can't use iMKS or other solution based on Windows VM. So iwish manage my furure VMs with SSH. But i didn't dound anything about that. Can you ou help me ?

Thank for links, ideas ...

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ChrisMTL
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ESXi doesn't have a service console for managing via SSH. You'll need to use full ESX for remote console functionality.

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Troy_Clavell
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you may want to take a look at this link

http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/ESXi_enable_SSH.php

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talapoga
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SSH is already running.That is very easy to enabled Smiley Happy

Create or manage VMs with SSH seem not possible. that is a problem Smiley Wink

Thanks

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Troy_Clavell
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yes... It would help if I read the original question properly. Smiley Happy

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ChrisMTL
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Contributor

You need to use the VIC to manage VM's on esx and esxi.

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talapoga
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Contributor

Hum, my english is awful, no ? Smiley Wink

Can speak french ? Smiley Happy

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talapoga
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I think Xen is better for me : it work fine with SSH Smiley Wink

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ChrisMTL
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Oui xen va marcher

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talapoga
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Dommage pour ESXi. Je reverrais ca quand j'aurais une autre machine dispo (comme ca je pourrais gérer depuis un windows virtualisé)

Merci/Thanks

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kooltechies
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Hi,

I guess you can use vsish for some functionality , but it's an advanced and an unsupported way of managing the VMs. Moreover the ssh (techsupport) mode is not recommended from VMware. To use vsish you need to acess the EESX through ssh and enter vsish to get the vsish prompt.

if you do a ls there you will find many different nodes one of such will be /vm you can manage variuos vm properties inside that node.

Thanks,

kooltechies(samir)

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