Monthly Archives: May 2012

Turn on a VMware VM with vim-cmd

Currently there isn’t a native application for VMware vSphere client for OSX or even Linux, vCenter Web Management HTML client is  an option but what happens if you don’t have a vCenter license or you don’t want to use your VMA so….

In order to power up a VM we only just need to SSH in our ESXi server and:

vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms
vim-cmd  vmsvc/power.on

And we’ll have our VM up and running in a few seconds!