Recently I setup whole new vSphere 5.5 environment on several physical servers and then deployed virtual vCenter 5.5.
Unfortunately I made a mistake and upgraded virtual HW to vmx-10 on vCenter.
Now the problem is: how to Edit Settings on that virtual vCenter in order to add memory or CPU? (yes, HotAdd is disabled)
I'm not asking how to mount ISO or add HDD as this is straightforward but I'm interested in changing configuration via required web client when web server is down?
Help would be appreciated.
If I am reading your question right, you can use PowerCLI.
For Example, to change the memory assigned to a VM:
#Connect to your esxi host
$Name = "yourVM"
$MemoryMB = 2048
#Check if VM is powered on
$vm = Get-VM -Name yourVM
if ($vm.PowerState -eq "PoweredOn")
$vm | Shutdown-VMGuest -Confirm:$false | Out-Null
#Set memory for vm
$vm | Set-VM -MemoryMB $MemoryMB
Hope that helps!
Thank you for the suggestion, however the problem is that I would like to change Memory/CPU on vCenter server.
In your example script, the PowerCLI commands are sent via vCenter, am I right?
It was straightforward in VM HW versions < vmx-10 where I was able to change the settings via "standard" client.
You can connect to the host that your vCenter server is running on
For Example, If you run a 4 node cluster and your vCenter server is running on esxi host 1.. Connect-VIServer esxi01.yourdomain.com and enter the local esxi creds for that host.
Here is the Set-VM reference page Set-VM - vSphere PowerCLI Cmdlets Reference
Let me know how you get on.
eatVM is correct you can use PowerCLI to connect directly to the host your vcenter is on to edit the settings. Here is the actual KB showing this.
You can also do it using the most recent VMware workstation to manage it temporarily but honestly PowerCli is easiest and free if you don't have workstation.
First, right-click to launch the FastSCP Editor on a .VMX file (or any text file on an NFS or VMFS datastore)
2. Once the Edit option is selected, the FastSCP Editor will open the editor directly from the datastore. This means that there is no need to copy it down, open it within Notepad or your favorite editor and then copy it back.
3. Begin editing!
Should you have a favorite editor, (and that’s fine, if you do!) you can do keyboard shortcuts for select all (CTRL+A), copy (CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) to move the .VMX files back and forth to your preferred text editor or from a website with a value you need.