This is just a quick note so that I can remember later on how to update my standalone ESXi v5 from the CLI.
Last time, I had a look at how to monitor VMware vSphere from FreeBSD using the Perl SDK. Quite simple using the ports!
Believe it or not, installing and running the VMware vSphere Perl SDK on OpenBSD is as simple as breathing. Here’s the POC.
I only have one physical machine and my vSphere client is installed on a Windows XP virtual machine. If, for some reason, that VM is not usable, I need a way to manage my VM from the ESXi. Here’s a few reminders on commands to use to manage VM from the VMware ESXi v5 command line.
Every command is used from the ESXi itself, via a remote SSH connexion. Those could also be run from a distant machine where the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) has been installed.
VMware provides a CLI and a Perl SDK that allows managing and monitoring vSphere and ESXi environment from Windows and Linux. The Perl SDK is also available in the FreeBSD ports tree.
Here’s how to install and, basically, use the VMware Perl SDK on FreeBSD.