Cool Tools – execute shell commands remotely on ESXi host

Yesterday, on twitter, I notice one RT about new plugin for ESXi which allows to execute remotely shell commands on ESXi 5.X hosts. I looked closer at Andreas blog post and it is an awesome tool. Many organizations have tight security rules where SSH is forbidden, this is problematic in situation where specific host setting has to be changed or updated from shell console commands. Until yesterday the only way to do it was either temporary open SSH on ESXi host or use iLO (HP), iMM(IBM), DRAC (DELL) or any other remote management  tool to make a changes.

With a new plugin now it is much easier, after plugin installation one can simply run shell command through esxcli. Isn’t Cool Tools ? For more details see Andreas blog.  Well done Andreas.

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).