A. You can place a server in maintenance mode using the VI client, or you can do it from the command line:
vimsh -n -e /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter
You can exit maintenance mode using the command
vimsh -n -e /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_exit
- The Virtualization Stakes
- Q. How can I quickly get the status of all the virtual machines (VMs) System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is managing from PowerShell?
- Q. Can I perform Storage vMotion with ESX 3.5 and keep disks thin?
- Q. Are there disadvantages to using technologies that allow zero downtime migrations between virtual servers with different versions of a CPU?
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