Hi All, 

Looking closely it looks like there is an issue when, the esx.pm picks all the 
parameters to initiate a poweroff command on the VMguest using the VMware Perl 
toolkit API

Please advise ...if my understanding below is right or wrong?

2010-03-22 16:51:09|15553|2:2|image|esx.pm:capture(646)|found previous name=
2010-03-22 16:51:09|15553|2:2|image|esx.pm:capture(648)|SSHing to node to 
configure currentimage.txt
2010-03-22 16:51:09|15553|2:2|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6180)|executing 
SSH command on resxi000:
|15553|2:2|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x resxi000 
'echo esx3-basewinxp-v0 > /root/currentimage.txt' 2>&1
16:51:10|15553|2:2|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6262)|run_ssh_command output:
|15553|2:2|image| bash: /root/currentimage.txt: No such file or directory
2010-03-22 16:51:10|15553|2:2|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6272)|SSH command 
executed on resxi000, command:
|15553|2:2|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x resxi000 
'echo esx3-basewinxp-v0 > /root/currentimage.txt' 2>&1
|15553|2:2|image| returning (1, "bash: /root/currentimage.txt: ...")
2010-03-22 16:51:10|15553|2:2|image|esx.pm:capture(658)|Power off command: 
/usr/lib/vmware-vcli/apps/vm/vmcontrol.pl --server '128' --vmname resxi000 
--operation poweroff --username 0 --password 'xxxxxxxxxxx'

        1.      Here the server info seems to be wrong. 
        2.      --vmname should actually be " esx3-basewinxp-v0" and not the 
VMguest name;
        3.      NOT sure if the username 0 is associated with "root" ??? if yes 
then that seems right. 

When I corrected the above info and executed on command line it powered off the 

I am still looking into where the above incorrect info is pulled from so that I 
can correct it. Any idea ?? Any database tables ??
I am also curious to know if we are supposed to name our Vmguest based on the 
vmnames? Just for imaging purpose?

Thank you,

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