How configure crontab in ESXi to schedule a job every 5 min

How configure crontab in ESXi to schedule a job every 5 min

For scheduling a command or script every 5 min in ESXi we need to edit following file

/var/spool/cron/crontabs/root

vi /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root

#min hour day mon dow command
1    1    *   *   *   /sbin/tmpwatch.py
1    *    *   *   *   /sbin/auto-backup.sh
0    *    *   *   *   /usr/lib/vmware/vmksummary/log-heartbeat.py
*/5  *    *   *   *   /sbin/hostd-probe ++group=host/vim/vmvisor/hostd-probe
00   1    *   *   *   localcli storage core device purge
*/2 * * * * /usr/lib/vmware/vsan/bin/vsanObserver.sh

Now add your script or command save save exit

wq!

Note (*/5 )  means every 5 min execute the command or script .

Now cron will start working but all it’s setting will be lost after the reboot

Now, add a command to /etc/rc.local to re-generate the cron job when ESX/ESXi reboots

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