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Date:      Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:22:33 +0000
From:      krad <kraduk@gmail.com>
To:        Peter Harrison <peter.piggybox@virgin.net>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Managing ESXi from FreeBSD...
Message-ID:  <AANLkTikD6KmH6GwELXL9nB_9_pckqm4BLqE1Ng9qGXG_@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110123224106.GA9019@ideapad.piggybox>
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On 23 January 2011 22:41, Peter Harrison <peter.piggybox@virgin.net> wrote:
> Hello list,
>
> I've just started messing around with my new Proliant. I've installed ESX=
i 4.1 and have a VM up and running with 8.2-RC2 using the (Windows only) vS=
phere client.
>
> I don't want to be stuck using Windows to manage this machine though. Wha=
t are my options for managing this machine and the VM's from my FreeBSD lap=
top? I've enable ssh access, but can I control all the VM's this way? Is th=
ere a command line or X-Windows option for remotely management?
>
> Any tips or suggestions gratefully receivied!
>
> TIA.
>
>
>
> Peter Harrison.
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There are command line tools for linux I believe, not sure if they
will work on freebsd though. However what I have done on my esx is
install a freebsd host, that has 2x virtual nics. One has a public ip
and the other goes into the vmware management lan. I then enabled ssh
on the esxi host. I can then get a shell and do all manner of
wonderful things 8). The freebsd box provided the security for the
esxi host by locking down access with pf and a limited number of accts



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