etotman
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power up VM from console?

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Is there any way to start a virtual machine from the ESX console?

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aguacero
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If my memory is correct, the command should be "vmware-cmd start VMNAME.vmx" as long as you are in the directory of the VM you want to power up.

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aguacero
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If my memory is correct, the command should be "vmware-cmd start VMNAME.vmx" as long as you are in the directory of the VM you want to power up.

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IB_IT
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either that or vmware-cmd *.vmx start...one or the other of those should work.