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DevOps Automation Cookbook by Michael Duffy

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Installing and using the vSphere Client

For this chapter, we will mostly use the VMware command-line tools to carry out our tasks. Understanding the VMware CLI helps you to use SSH and scripting to automate many tasks. However, for some day-to-day tasks, having a GUI at hand can be a quick and easy way to visualize what is happening on your ESXi platform.

As you can guess from the name, the vSphere Client manages the VMware vSphere platform. The vSphere platform is VMware's commercial offering; it provides an easy method of managing a large number of hypervisors and running hundreds of guests. It can also be used as an effective GUI to control a single instance of the free ESXi hypervisor.

Getting ready

The vSphere Client can be downloaded from your ...

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