I was going through some of the posts on the vmware forums. Apparently one could ssh into the ESXi host itself and use the vimsh wrapper to administer virtual machines. Not sure how hard this would be to implement.
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/203414 On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM, Andy Kurth <andy_ku...@ncsu.edu> wrote: > Bingo. I was hoping that only file/datastore operations were locked down. > I attempted to have a shared datastore mounted between the ESXi host and > the management node so that the management node could manipulate the files. > This worked great. I then tried to use VIX to register and power on the > VM. I was greeted with the same "RestrictedVersionFault" that the vSphere > SDK returns. > > I committed some prerequisite changes this morning. I hope to commit the > VMware code tomorrow. > > -Andy > > > Ryan Johnson wrote: > >> So the next version of the Vmware code will use VIX as well? And I am >> guessing Vmware locked down write operations for VIX? >> >> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Peter Dimitrios <petedag...@gmail.com >> >wrote: >> >> Andy, >>> How are you coming along with getting ESXi working with VCL? Are >>> you able to enable SSH by temporarily switching back to an evaluation >>> license, then manage things via SSH? See "Managing ESXi without >>> the VI client" at >>> http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/manage_without_VI_client_2.php for some >>> details. >>> >>> _peter >>> >>> >>