Basic Command Line Operations in ESX

In this post i am not going to write the commands which is used to perform complex Vmware operations like ( esxcfg, vmware-cmd or Vmkfstools). Here are the commands which are used to verify and perform the basic operations in esx console. Since i am from windows background, I found difficult to get this basic information from esx. Here you go with the basic lists.
To find ESX software Version and Build:

# vmware -v

VMware ESXi 4.0.0 build-208167

# vmware -l

VMware ESXi 4.0.0 Update 1

To find the hostname and Ip address

#Hostname -s

Esx1

#hostname-i

192.168.0.150

To see the service status

Service –status-all

To see only  running services
Service –status-all

grep running

To see the status of one particular service

service –status-all

grep web

webAccess is stopped

Commands for basic troubleshooting of connectivity issues (Vcenter to esx or Vsphere client to esx)

Service mgmt-vmware restart

service network restart

service vmware-vpxa restart

To add the manual entry to host file

# cd /etc

# nano or VI hosts (enter the manual host ip entried and save it)

To view the text file default gateway and hostname

/etc/sysconfig/network

NETWORKING=yes

Hostname=esx1.lab.com

gateway=192.168.0.1

gatewaydev=vswif0

IPV6_AUTOCONF=no

Networking_IPV6=noIp

To edit the DNS server IP address

/etc/resolv.conf

nameserver 192.168.0.10

search lab.com

Will add the few more commands in my next posts. :)

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