ESXI shell register all the *.vmx files in datastore/s

Using below bash script we can register all the vms in datastores with ESXi host.This has tested in vSphere 6.5 & 6.7 Hol

 

for myvm in $(find / -name *.vmx);

do

vim-cmd solo/registervm $myvm

done

if we want we can find on specific datastore. please refer the below example

find /vmfs/voluems/datastore10R10/ -name *.vmx

(datastore10R10 is my datatore name)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Configure backup & restore vCenter 6.7

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This is a very useful feature when its working with changes.This is the easiest way to restore our vCenter.

As a destination backup media we need to have http,https,ftp or ftps server. Since I had windows server. Just I add web roles with ffp feature sfrom server manager.

Once I completed that process. I have to do the following configuration on windows server.

Open Internet information service manager

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how to use telnet command in vCenter appliance putty session

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Telnet is the command which we can easily use to check the service status of the remote system.

Ex if we can telnet to vCenter server from our desktop using port 443, we can say that web services of the vCenter is up

But when we use vCenter shell or ESXi shell, we cannot use telnet command.

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As an alternative option, we can use curl command. Please refer the below screen capture

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curl -v telent://vcsa-01a:443

ESXI- how to use shell.log

Shell.log is the one of the log file which helps us to resolve problems and in some scenarios it will help us to do the audit process.

Example 1

  1. With the below example we can see that per-worker-01a vm is runnin on esx-01a.

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In few hours later we can notified that vm has powered off. We could nt find any logs in vCenter or in the os level.

What we can do is we can check the shell.log file. If someone has powered off the vm using command line on the ESXi , we can find the details.

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In the above shell.log file we can see that someone has tried to power off this vm.

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How to use for loop to identify vmdk locked files

some times we are facing that vmdk locked scenario which we need to identify the locked file using vmkfstools.  But when we having multiple vmdk files, we need to run this command several times. To overcome this issue I have tried to use for loop in esxi shell. This may be help others when they having same problem.

for files in *.vmdk

>do

>vmkfstools -D ${files}

>done

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