VMware ESXi Notes

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These are my notes and experiences when working with VMware ESXi. VMwares OFVtool is also featured here as it is a crucial part to moving virtual machines between ESXi hosts.

OVFtool

Gotchas

After a lot of receiving this error, where root is the username:

Error: Host name (root) resolve failed

I found that the solution was to change to an alphanumeric password.

List VMs on ESXi host

ovftool vi://<HOST>/

Moving a VM between ESXi hosts

Remember to turn of the VM before moving it.

ovftool -ds=<NAME OF STORAGE POOL> vi://<HOST FROM>/<VM NAME> vi://<HOST TO>/