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Maximum vSphere™: Tips, How-Tos, and Best Practices for Working with VMware vSphere™ 4 by Simon Seagrave, Eric Siebert

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10. Management of vSphere

You can manage vSphere using a variety of applications and scripting tools. The main management tool is the vSphere Client, which is a Windows application, but there are additional methods that include web browsers, command-line consoles, PowerShell, and the vSphere Management Assistant. In this chapter, we will cover the various methods for managing vSphere and discuss when you would use each one.

vSphere Client

The vSphere Client is a Windows-only application. It requires that the Microsoft.NET Framework be installed, and it is the tool that is mainly used to manage vSphere. You can use the vSphere Client to manage both individual ESX and ESXi hosts as well as multiple hosts by connecting to a vCenter Server. You ...

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