Just going through my friends doc and found some very important command, though of sharing
service mgmt-vmware restart
service vmware-vpxa restart
How to find ESXI IP address
vim-cmd hostsvc/net/info | grep -i ipaddress
Lists all vm’s running on hypervisor and provides vmid
Powers off vmid referenced from getallvms command
vim-cmd vmsvc/power.on vmid
Puts hypervisor into maintenance mode
ESXi 5.0 Host Log Files
/var/log/esxupdate.log: ESXi patch and update installation logs.
/var/log/hostd.log: Host management service logs, including virtual machine and host Task and Events, communication with the vSphere Client and vCenter Server
vpxa agent, and SDK connections.
/var/log/sysboot.log: Early VMkernel startup and module loading.
var/log/syslog.log: Management service initialization, watchdogs, scheduled tasks and DCUI use
/var/log/vmkernel.log: Core VMkernel logs, including device discovery, storage and networking device and driver events, and virtual machine startup.
/var/log/vmkwarning.log: A summary of Warning and Alert log messages excerpted from the VMkernel logs
/var/log/vmksummary.log: A summary of ESXi host startup and shutdown, and an hourly heartbeat with uptime, number of virtual machines running, and service resource consumption
- /var/log/vpxa.log: vCenter Server vpxa agent logs, including communication with vCenter Server and the Host Management hostd agent.
- /var/log/fdm.log: vSphere High Availability logs, produced by the fdm service
VMFS 3 Blog size
|Block Size||Largest virtual disk on VMFS-2||Largest virtual disk on VMFS-3|
|1 MB||456 GB||256 GB*|
|2 MB||912 GB||512 GB*|
|4 MB||1.78 TB||1 TB*|
|8 MB||2 TB||2 TB minus 512 B*|
thanks to Ajit