Tag - ESXi

Remote shutdown script for Linux/Windows

I’ve been writing a lot of bash scripts recently to make my life a little easier. I have 15 VMs in my homelab running on ESXi. I had to shutdown my server recently to do some maintenance (i.e. adding more ram as it was running out and I didn’t particularly want to do SSD caching for the host) and had to manually shutdown all of my VMs. I started doing this and realised that there must be a better way of doing this and it turns out there is.

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ESXi and backups

I have my home computer lab setup to run ESXi with several VMs and I have been slowly upgrading it, with the occasional bit of spare cash. I am by no means a virtualization expert, I am just dabbling into the world of virtualization and I am loving it. I've been using ESXi for over a year, in my old employment and at my home computer lab. I have used pretty much every free backup program there is. Backing up ESXi is a pain, due to VMware being a bit of an arse and restricting the APIs.

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