VMware ESXi – How to Determine Build Number via CLI

One quick method to discover your ESXi build number and version is to connect via ssh and run the following command from the ESXi console:

vmware -vl 


The output displays a build number 8294256 and also returns the Update level U2.

You may also lookup your ESXi build number and version from the following KB:

Build numbers and versions of VMware ESXi/ESX (2143832)

See also: VMware VCSA – How to Determine Build Number

VMware vRSLCM 2.0 – Import Brownfield Environment

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) v2.0 is a centralized way to manage the vRealize suite of products from a single pane of glass, allowing users to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, content management, integrated market place, upgrades, patching, certificate management, support matrix lookup among other admin tasks.. more details can be found here on the What’s New video for vRSLCM 2.0.

This post details how to import an existing brownfield installation of the vRealize Suite into vRSLCM 2.0, these products were originally deployed as per the VVD 4.3 architecture, namely:

  • vRealize Automation
  • vRealize Operations
  • vRealize Log Insight
  • vRealize Business for Cloud

The following steps detail how to onboard these vRealize products into LCM, allowing the user to leverage all these management capabilities that come with vRSLCM 2.0.

This example is based on logging into a newly deployed vRSLCM 2.0, begin by logging in with default username ‘admin@localhost’ and default password ‘vmware’:

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EMC Isilon -Shutdown via CLI

The following procedure uses Isilon CLI commands to shut down the entire cluster.

Cluster Shutdown Procedure:
1. SSH connect to node1 of the cluster and log in as the root user.
2. From the command prompt, type the following commands in this order:
isi_for_array isi_flush
isi config
shutdown all

If a specific node does not power down follow these steps to shut it down:
1. SSH to the node.
2. Log in as root and type:  shutdown -p now