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Old 06-28-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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How would i schedule a job on ESX


Hi I m using a machine for VMWARE setup.
machine details.
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#uname -a
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VMkernel testmachine.test.com 3.5.0 #1 SMP Release build-110271 Aug 12 2008 19:36:55 i686 unknown

the problem is i m not able to schedule a job using crontab as
crontab is not found on the machine.

Code:
~ # crontab -e
Quote:
-ash: crontab: not found
current shell.
Code:
~ # echo $SHELL
Quote:
/bin/ash
Even chsh is not working.
chsh -l
-ash: chsh: not found

When checked in bin directory i found bash to be present over there . How would i change the shell ?
will changing the shell cause the crontab to be working?
Code:
~ # cd /bin
/bin # ls
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ash gpg passwd sfcbuuid
awk grep ping sh
bash groups prop_of_instances stat
busybox gzip ps tail
cat head rm ticket
cim-diagnostic.sh kill scp uname
cp less sfcbdump vim-cmd
cut login sfcbmof vmware
dbclient ls sfcbmofpp vmware-vimdump
dropbearconvert lsi_log sfcbrepos vmx
dropbearkey mkdir sfcbstage wbemcat
echo openssl sfcbunstage xmltest
 
Old 06-29-2010, 05:15 AM   #2
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Hi there,

From which user do you trying to launch crontab ?

With the user root, you shouldn't have problems.

Cheers.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 05:43 AM   #3
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I m using root user itself.

M i missing any required rpm ?
 
Old 06-29-2010, 08:27 AM   #4
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Hmm, please could you provide us with the vESX version ?

Cheers.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 11:04 PM   #5
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its 3.5.0
 
  


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