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what's the IP address of my VM

Imagine wanting to access a VM, but you don't know the IP address, and you don't have a GUI client for your vSphere environment? The most basic way of getting the IP address of a VM from the vSphere hypervisor level, is logging in to the ESXi Shell (could be local or SSH), and finding your VM number in the VM list:
# vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms
In my example, my VM has number 42. Then type
# vim-cmd vmsvc/get.summary 42 | grep ipAddress
      ipAddress = "10.11.12.13", 
Et voila!

NB this requires running VMware tools in your guest OS, evidently.