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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 14. Using vSphere Management Assistant

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Deploying the vMA appliance
  • Preparing VMware vMA for first use
  • Configuring VMware vMA to join an existing domain
  • Adding vCenter to vMA with AD authentication
  • Adding vCenter to vMA with fastpass (fpauth) authentication
  • Adding an ESXi host to vMA
  • Reconfiguring an added target server
  • Running CLI commands on target servers
  • Updating the vMA

Introduction

vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) is a Linux appliance that enables remote management of your vSphere environment via its command-line interface. The tool does not offer a graphical user interface. It was originally developed to replace the service console to run scripts or agents that are programmed to interact ...

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