DJ09
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I want to see VM Config files

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Hi ,

I want to see VM Config files. Can you please explain me with screenshots.

Regards,

DJ

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Chandan1677
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Hi,

The Links given from Andrew are good and explains a lot and hope the below one also will help more ......

If you want to view the Configuration Files of your VM using GUI then follow the below steps

1.Login to your VI Client or Vcenter and identify the VM for which you want to view the Configuration from the Search Tab in the Right Hand side

2. Once you find the right VM , go to Edit settings and find on which Datastore it is present and go to that Data store and Right Click on that and select Browse Datastore

3.Select the Folder with the name matching your VM name and you will be able to find all the files as you see in the image attached .

If you want to view the Configuration Files of your VM using CLI then follow the below steps

1.Login to ESX using the Console used in your Environment ( eg:Putty ) with your root id and PW ( or with your existing access )

2. once you login go to " cd /vmfs/volumes" ( Commonly used path ... might vary also )

3. As you are aware of the Datastore , type "cd datastorename " and you will have the list of VM's as you had in GUI and then select the VM by using the same "cd vmname"

4.Once you are in the VM , use the ls command and you can view all the files of it

5.if you need more info on ls you can use the below link

http://www.computerhope.com/unix/uls.htm

Hope the above 2 Different modes helps you in a better way ......

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PduPreez
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Hi

Im not sure what exactly you want to see, but the config files is located on the VMFS Datastore inside the VM folder.

There is a xxx.vmx file which basically contains you VM config, drives, memory, CPU, ect.

The easier way to see the config is just through "edit settings" on the VM

Regards

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DJ09
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Hi Preez,

Thanks. Can you please send the screen shot. I want to see what are the file available in that. Can you please share the screenshot and navigation as well.

Regards,

DJ

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AndreTheGiant
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See:

http://www.sanbarrow.com/vmx.html

http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_vmware_vmx_configuration_files.htm

Andre

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PduPreez
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Hi

I could go and make screenshots and all, but I think AndreTheGiant's post should answer you question.

The links contains a good explanation and screenshots

Regards

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Chandan1677
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Hi,

The Links given from Andrew are good and explains a lot and hope the below one also will help more ......

If you want to view the Configuration Files of your VM using GUI then follow the below steps

1.Login to your VI Client or Vcenter and identify the VM for which you want to view the Configuration from the Search Tab in the Right Hand side

2. Once you find the right VM , go to Edit settings and find on which Datastore it is present and go to that Data store and Right Click on that and select Browse Datastore

3.Select the Folder with the name matching your VM name and you will be able to find all the files as you see in the image attached .

If you want to view the Configuration Files of your VM using CLI then follow the below steps

1.Login to ESX using the Console used in your Environment ( eg:Putty ) with your root id and PW ( or with your existing access )

2. once you login go to " cd /vmfs/volumes" ( Commonly used path ... might vary also )

3. As you are aware of the Datastore , type "cd datastorename " and you will have the list of VM's as you had in GUI and then select the VM by using the same "cd vmname"

4.Once you are in the VM , use the ls command and you can view all the files of it

5.if you need more info on ls you can use the below link

http://www.computerhope.com/unix/uls.htm

Hope the above 2 Different modes helps you in a better way ......

Chandu$$$$$

Life is Boring without Challenges & Risks Taken in Daily Life"

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