Category: vcdx

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-linuxnet

    The guide from says esxcfg-linuxnetConverts vswif to eth when booting ESX Server into service-console-only mode rather than into ESX mode. This command is used for the bootstrap process and is intended for VMware Technical Support use only. You should not issue this command unless instructed to do so by a VMware Technical Support representative.There […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-init

    Wow, this was a good one eh?check out the help. [root@esx1 root]# esxcfg-init -hUsage: esxcfg-initThis program is used to initialize device names and advanced configuration options for the VMkernel on system boot.It is NOT intended for use outside of initialization scripts.[root@esx1 root]# I decided to google the command to see if anyone had insight. Not […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-info

    This is a great command to give you a whole bunch of information. Sort of like trying to drink from a fire hose. Go ahead and type esxcfg-info as root from your console. Wasn’t that fun? You can follow this article and redirect the output to a file to make it a little easier. If […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-hwiscsi

    Next in the order of commands is esxcfg-hwiscsi. This command according to the iSCSI SAN configuration guide will let you set certain settings as required by your SAN on your hardware iSCSI HBA. esxcfg-hwiscsi -h – this is the help. Not a ton there but enough. esxcfg-hwiscsi -l – lists the current settings. esxcfg-hwiscsi -a […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-firewall

    I have really forgot to keep up on my VCDX study path. So today a quick tidbit on the esxcfg-firewall command.Many of us today will use the vCenter Client to change firewall ports on the ESX. One instance where I exclusively mess with the firewall from the command line using esxcfg-firewall is when I install […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-dumppart

    Finally have a second to log into the test ESX and mess with esxcfg- commands again. Today, esxcfg-dumppart, this command can be used to list, create and activate dump partitions used by the VMKernel during a crash. I would bet almost everyone automatically creates one of these during the install of ESX. What I mean […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-configcheck

    The ESX Quick reference has information on this command. I didn’t find any posts in the VMware Communities or the Knowledge base with any reference to this command. From what I can cypher it checks the settings of the /etc/vmware/esx.conf . I wonder if it does any more or less. So really, does anyone know […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-boot

    What in the world does this command do? esxcfg-bootesxcfg-boot -h –help -q –query bootvmkmod -p –update-pci -b –update-boot -d –rootdev UUID= -a –kernelappend -r –refresh-initrd -g –regenerate-grubQueries cannot be combined with each other or other options. Passing -p or -d enables -b even if it is not passed explicitly. -b implies -g plus a new […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-auth

    Following my alphabetical method of learning. esxcfg-authusage: esxcfg-auth [options] options: –enablemd5 Enable MD5 password storage –disablemd5 Disable MD5 password storage –enableshadow Enable Shadow password storage –disableshadow Disable Shadow password storage –enablenis Enable NIS Authentication –disablenis Disable NIS Authentication –nisdomain=domain Set the NIS domain –nisserver=server Set the NIS server –enableldap Enable LDAP User Management –disableldap Disable […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-advcfg

    Everything I find out in the VM Blogosphere about studying for the VCDX says to know your esxcfg- commands. Ok. So here I go.The first command as I start out was the one on the top: esxcfg-advcfg. [root@esxlab1 root]# esxcfg-advcfgUsage: esxcfg-advcfg []-g|–get Get the value of the config option-s|–set Set the value of the config […]