VMWare ESX 3.0 Server Notes

How to transfer ISO files:

 

Use WinSCP

  1. Log into the service console as root.
  2. Change directory to the  "/etc/ssh" directory.
  3. Edit "sshd_config file. There is a parameter called PermitRootLogin where the value is set to "no"-- change it to "yes".

         e.g  # Authentication:

              #LoginGraceTime 120
              PermitRootLogin yes
              #StrictModes yes

              # RSAAuthentication yes
              #PubkeyAuthentication yes

  1. Restart the sshd service (or restart the ESX Box): "service sshd restart"
  2. Download and install WinSCP:

    URL:            http://winscp.net/eng/index.php
    Download:    http://winscp.net/eng/download.php#download2

     

Veeam FastSCP for VMWare ESX Server:
 

URL:             http://www.veeam.com/
Download:    http://www.veeam.com/download/Veeam_FastSCP.msi
 

Mounting SMB Shares with ESX:
 

Examples:

[root@esx root]# smbmount
Usage: mount.smbfs service mountpoint [-o options,...]
Version 3.0.9-1.3E.10vmw

mkdir /mnt/VFiles
mount //192.168.50.101/vmware /mnt/VFiles -o guest
umount /mnt/VFiles

or

mkdir /mnt/iso
mount -t smbfs -o guest //192.168.50.101/vmware /mnt/iso
umount /mnt/iso
rmdir /mnt/iso

Other Links:
 

ESX SCSI Driver for Windows XP
 

http://blog.baeke.info/blog/_archives/2006/12/18/2581372.html

http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VI-30

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/solutions/vmware_bladeservers.pdf