Quick Tip #2 Export VM Information From List

August 2, 2012

To export a list of virtual machine attributes, using a text file for input, we can use the following PowerCli code: Get-VM -Name (Get-Content c:\vmnames.txt) | Select Name,NumCpu,MemoryMB | Export-Csv C:\test.csv -NoTypeInformation -UseCulture

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Reset vMA Root Password

July 9, 2012

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while, mainly as I keep forgetting the password for the vMA in my home lab. So, if you need to reset the root password for your vMA, this is how. You need to start by rebooting your vMA, then press a key to interrupt […]

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Enable SSH and Command Line Access on ESXi 4.1

June 27, 2012

I had a question today regarding how to enable console access on ESXi 4.1, following an upgrade from an ESX 3.5 environment. Until ESXi 4.1 the only official way to work from the command line were vSphereCLI and vMA. As of 4.1, ESXi now supports access to a command line interface, either locally or remotely […]

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