June 5, 2009

Another ESX Server HTTP File Trick

While reading some docs on the vSphere CLI, I came across this note:

...you can browse datastore contents and host files using a Web browser. Connect to the following location:


You can view datacenter and datastore directories from this root URL...

I knew you could browse the datastores this way as there is a link from the main welcome page, but the /host URL is news to me. Log in with the root account, and it brings up a page titled Configuration files with links to view a bunch of important - you guessed it - configuration files.

Not too terribly interesting, but I can already see myself hitting this URL just to get the vSphere license key or double check that the proper entries are in an ESX server's hosts file.

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