Another Vmserver 2.0 gotcha

Why change something thing when it aint broke?

I used to be able to run vmware-cmd to start and stop vmware server 1.0 vm’s from the command line it was a simple sort of.

bash# vmware-cmd /usr/local/vm/vm/vm.vmx start

Now is Vmware Server 2.0 I have to do

vmrun -p [password] -u [username] -T server -h https://localhost:8333/sdk start "[storage] vm/vm.vmx"

simple right? oh and you are forced to put your password in the command line which will be saved in bash history and to anyone who can run ps on the sever. I was really hoping that it would follow the mysql convention and prompt for a password, but I guess not

Thanks for the upgrade VMware, you just made the world less secure.

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