This post is an attempt to capture some of the more useful commands used while troubleshooting issues with vCenter and ESXi in-conjunction with VMware GSS.
I will add to this any other commands that I find along the way...
ALT+F1 - Switches to the console.
ALT+F2 - Switches to the DCUI.
ALT+F11 - Returns to the banner screen.
ALT+F12 - Displays the VMkernel log on the console.
ESXi Console and SSH
df -h - report usage of VMFS datastores
vdf -h - report usage of different ramdisks within an ESXi host
cat /dev/null > filename - used this to zero out a log file recently that was using 100% of the /var/log partition space
tail -f /var/log/vmkernel.log - watch the vmkernel log in real time
/etc/init.d/vpxd restart \ stop \ status - Manage vpxd service
/etc/init.d/hostd restart \ stop \ status - Manage hostd service
services.sh restart - Restart all mgmt services
/usr/lib/vmware/likewise/bin/lwsm get-log-level - Get the current logging level of an ESXi Host
/usr/lib/vmware/likewise/bin/lwsm set-log file /var/log/likewise.log - Set path for log file location /usr/lib/vmware/likewise/bin/lwsm set-log-level VERBOSE - Increase the logging level on an ESXi host for troubleshooting (default is INFO)
watch service-control --status --all - used to montior VCSA service status after restart \ reboot
service-control --start or --stop -all - restart all services on VCSA
curl -v telnet://192.168.0.1:443 - For checking specific port(s) are open from the VCSA
Commands for cleaning up the VCSA trusted root store
To be run from the /usr/lib/vmware-vmca/bin/certool directory...
./vecs-cli entry getcert --store TRUSTED_ROOTS --alias 123456789 --output /tmp/extra_root.crt - Backup Cert
./dir-cli trustedcert unpublish --cert /tmp/extra_root.crt - Unpublish Cert
./vecs-cli entry delete --store TRUSTED_ROOTS --alias 123456789 - Delete Cert
vi editor Commands
shift G = end of file
ls -l -li