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Few more FAQ on managing ESX Server

Posted by Preetam on July 20, 2008

How to start the daemon by default when server starts/reboots?

chkconfig –level 345 ntpd on


How to instruct the kernel to occasionally synchronize the system time(when NTP is configured) back to the hardware clock?

hwclock –systohc


How to check which services are auto-start in Service console?

ls -Al /etc/rc3.d/S*


Where are the review logs located in Service console?

VMKernel –>> /var/log/vmkernel

VMKernel Warning –>> /var/log/vmkwarning

VMKernel Summary –>> /var/log/vmksummary.html

Host agent log –>> /var/log/vmware/hostd.log

WebAccess –>> /var/log/vmware/webaccess

Service Console –>> /var/log/messages

Authentication log –>> /var/log/secure

How to check what is the password policy set at Service console?

esxcfg-auth  –probe


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