2009-09-14

FTP client in ESXi



This one I saw from a Tweet from lamw.

Of course activating the shell console on ESXi is not supported - I do not need to remind you about that. But, if you already have done it and would like to transfer files in and out of your ESXi host with FTP, here is how.

VMTN Thread

~ # ftpget
BusyBox v1.9.1-VMware-visor-654 (2008-12-17 10:01:32 PST) multi-call binary

Usage: ftpget [options] remote-host local-file remote-file

Retrieve a remote file via FTP

Options:
        -c,--continue   Continue previous transfer
        -v,--verbose    Verbose
        -u,--username   Username
        -p,--password   Password
        -P,--port       Port number

~ # ftpput
BusyBox v1.9.1-VMware-visor-654 (2008-12-17 10:01:32 PST) multi-call binary

Usage: ftpput [options] remote-host remote-file local-file

Store a local file on a remote machine via FTP

Options:
        -v,--verbose    Verbose
        -u,--username   Username
        -p,--password   Password
        -P,--port       Port number