Tag: esxcfg

  • 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.http://screencast.com/t/flViWgGth3 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 […]