Monday, June 11, 2012

ESX host Maintenance mode from ESX CLI

1) login to ESX host to execute below.

To enter Maintenance Mode, at the ESX console:
vimsh -n -e /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter

To exit Maintenance Mode :
vimsh -n -e /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_exit

To display whether the ESX Server is currently in maintenance mode or not type:
vimsh -n -e"hostsvc/hostsummary" | grep inMaintenanceMode

Using system libcrypto, version 90810F
inMaintenanceMode = false

(False - means "not in maintenance mode" / True - Means "in maintenance mode") 

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