Adjusting Console OS RAM via rCLI

In order to facilitate my ability to configure all aspects of an ESX host automatically, I wanted to adjust the amount of memory that is assigned to the COS without having to use VI Client. The perl below is the result of that effort.

As always, I am not responsible for any damage caused to your infrastructure, I recommend you put your host in maintenance mode and move all VMs off of it before attempting any significant action upon it (there should be little risk involved with this script though…). The change will not take effect until you reboot the host (which can be accomplished with the hostops.pl sample script provided as a part of the Perl Toolkit).

If you find any errors, bugs or stupidity on my part, please let me know and I’ll get it updated as soon as possible.

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