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When vms are not generating logs inside of vmware.log follow this KB:
Basically, vmware says that you should either , stop / start vm or , suspend / resume , and logs should continue write. Will test this in few days.
I will have this 1 post for all useful commands.
Rebooting remote windows box
(gwmi win32_operatingsystem -Computername XXXXXXX -cred (get-credential)).Win32Shutdown(6)
Please check also http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa394058%28v=vs.85%29.aspx to see possible flags you can set for the reboot.
Checking uptime of a remote windows box, for example after the reboot
[Management.ManagementDateTimeConverter]::ToDateTime((Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem -Computername XXXXXX -cred (get-credential)).LastBootUpTime)
Checking network configuration of a remote windows box
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter IPEnabled=TRUE -ComputerName XXXXXX –Cred (get-credential) | select IPSubnet,DefaultIPGateway,WINSPrimaryServer,WINSSecondaryServer,IPAddress,DNSServerSearchOrder
I will try to update this post each time i find something useful.
Found this useful post on communities how to handle with this. Also wrote some explanation in the thread
Very useful 1liner to check the network configuration of remote windows box
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter IPEnabled=TRUE -ComputerName XXXXXXXX –Credential YourDomain\YourAccount | select IPSubnet, DefaultIPGateway, WINSPrimaryServer, WINSSecondaryServer, IPAddress, DNSServerSearchOrder