ESXi 5.x CLI: Power on VM


To power on a virtual machine from the command line:

  1. List the inventory ID of the virtual machine with the command:

    vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms |grep <vm name>

    Note: The first column of the output shows the vmid.

  2. Check the power state of the virtual machine with the command:

    vim-cmd vmsvc/power.getstate <vmid>

  3. Power-on the virtual machine with the command:

    vim-cmd vmsvc/power.on <vmid>


Reference: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1038043

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