Last edit: September 30, 2017 02:40:34 PM CDT List of all cheatsheets Fusion Set a Mac VM to boot to the Recovery partition in Fusion Add the following to the VMX file: macosguest.forceRecoveryModeInstall = "TRUE" ESXi Backups Backup the host configuration vicfg-cfgbackup –server [FQDN of host] –save –username [user] /path/to/export.tgz ESXi Hosts Get current version vmware -lv ESXi Place host into maintenance mode vicfg-hostops –server [host IP] –username root –operation enter ESXi Reboot the host vicfg-hostops –server [host IP] –operation reboot ESXi Take host out of maintenance mode vicfg-hostops –server [host IP] –operation exit ESXi Get list of VMs on an ESX host vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms ESXi Installs & Updates List image profiles in the patch esxcli -s [host IP] –username root software sources profile list –depot=/xxx.zip Install with dry-run option esxcli -s [host IP] –username root software profile install –depot=/ESXixx-201xxxx.zip –dry-run –profile=ESXixx-201yyy.zip-standard Update with dry-run option esxcli -s [host IP] –username root software profile update –depot=/ESXixx-201xxxx.zip –dry-run –profile=ESXixx-201yyy.zip-standard Perform the update esxcli -s [host IP] –username root software profile update –depot=/ESXixx-201xxxx.zip –profile=ESXixx-201yyy.zip-standard