How to Shutdown Vmware Esxi Server from a simple batch File › Forums › Software › How to Shutdown Vmware Esxi Server from a simple batch File This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Mirk2003 2 months, 2 weeks ago. This post has been viewed 190 times Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts June 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm #3229 Mirk2003Participant Here an example on how to shutdown a Vmware Server remotely from a Batch file. This could be usefull as shutdown script for ups or for other reasons. First of all, you have to enable ssh on your ssh host: I put both file in the c:\script of my pc Follow the first file: shutdown.bat net use \\10.0.240.52 mypassword /u:administrator shutdown /s /m \\10.0.240.52 /t 1 /c "Shutting down for blackout" /d P:1:1 putty -ssh [email protected] You have to put the file putty.exe into c:\script; you can download it from internet. Now follow the file command.txt esxcli system maintenanceMode set -e true -t 0 esxcli system shutdown poweroff -r "blackout" The first line of shutdown.bat: net use \\10.0.240.52 mypassword /u:administrator is used to login to first VM (in this case I have just only one VM in my esxi environment but you need before to shutdown every VM otherwise you cannot shutdown your esxi host) The second line: shutdown /s /m \\10.0.240.52 /t 1 /c “Shutting down for blackout” /d P:1:1 is used to remotely shutdown your first VM The third line is used to connect to the esxi host by ssh: putty -ssh [email protected] 22 -pw mypassword -m command.txt This Putty call the file command.txt where there are into two command line: The following command put the esxi host in maintainance mode esxcli system maintenanceMode set -e true -t 0 The second line operate the shutdown of the esxi host: esxcli system shutdown poweroff -r “blackout” The only problem to shutdown the Vmware Esxi in this way is that at startup, you have manually exit from maintainance mode but I think that this batch could be usefull. 0 0 Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.