Thursday, May 14, 2009

How to shutdown windows from linux

If you have samba you can use "net rpc SHUTDOWN -C "some comment here" -f -I x.x.x.x -U user_name%password"

Saturday, May 09, 2009

How to copy (backup) files from ESX3i?

You can use RCLI and vifs command. More info at

List files in datastore directory:
vifs --server --username root --password ***** --dir "[Datastore1]/win2k3"

Download file from ESX3i Datastore:
vifs --server --username root --dc ha-datacenter --password ***** --get "[Datastore1] /win2k3/win2k3-flat.vmdk" my-clone.vmdk

File write speed around 1MBps only