Category Archives: Virtualization

VMware : Basic ESXi commands

You will find below some basic and useful commands to operate a ESXi hypervisor from the command line. Put the host in maintenance mode (or leave maintenance mode) :

List all VMs registered on the host :

Verify the power state of a specific VM :

Power on a specific VM :… Read More »

VMware : vCenter version and build number history

Here is a list below of version and build number for VMware vCenter Server product. I have no credit over it, it has been taken from virten.net Web site. Name Version Release Build Installer Version vCenter Server 6.0.0 Update 2 6.0 U2 2016-03-15 3634793 3634788 VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b 6.0 U1b 2016-01-7 3339083 3343019… Read More »

VMware : Power on virtual machine cannot be found

I have encountered the following issue lately trying to power on a virtual machine with a limited permission user using the vSphere Web Client : The “Power on virtual machine” operation failed for the entity with the following error message. Virtual machine cannot be found. This happened with a regular user with the appropriate role… Read More »