budbeacham
Contributor
Contributor

Is vim-cmd supported on ESXi 5.x

While the commands are part of ESXi, there is no VMware documention that explains the commands.  Even worse, the vsphere management assistent (vma) is unaware of these commands.

vi-admin@vMA_1:~> vim-cmd --config ./bin/vMA_CLI.cfg -help
-bash: vim-cmd: command not found
vi-admin@vMA_1:~> esxcli --config ./bin/vMA_CLI.cfg -help
Usage: esxcli [options] {namespace}+ {cmd} [cmd options]

What is the status of the vim-cmd?

Thanks.

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Immortal

With ESXi 3.5 and 4.x, Tech Support Mode access was only officially supported when  used with the guidance of VMware support.  I think that is still pretty much the intent with ESXi 5.x.   The intent is to provide other API tools like the vCLI or PowerCLI to handle most management tasks, and then to rely on the console or TSM as a last resort.

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Dave_McD
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Yes, vim-cmd is supported. I dont use vma, putty direct to the server works for me!

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