The vMA is an appliance based on SUSE Linux. It is designed to consolidate vSphere administrative tasks. Here is a brief introduction of vMA features:
- vSphere SDK and CLI: You can use CLI to add vCenter Server and vSphere hosts as vMA targets to perform different kinds of operations by running scripts and programs. Adding a target can authenticate you, so you do not require to authenticate against vCenter Server or vSphere hosts when you run an agent or a vSphere CLI command on any of the targets. Do not confuse CLI with PowerCLI, the vSphere PowerShell implementation.
- Using vSphere SDK API: You can use the vSphere APIs shipped with vMA to program and to connect to vMA targets programmatically. VMware vMA provides the