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vMA vSphere Management AssistantRSS

The vMA is a virtual appliance that includes vCLI and other tools. It offers the typically commands used in the ESX service console.

Howto Check Network Port Availability from vMA

VMwares vSphere Management Assistant does not have much tools available. When you vMA is behind a firewall you might want to check if ports are reachable for troubleshooting purposes. As the vMA does not come with telnet or netcat you can use the built in ...
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8 weeks of #VCAP – vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) (mwpreston dot net)

Alright here we go the vMA – I promised you I would bounce around topics which don't relate to each other whatsoever. So, first off, let's get started with installing and configuring the vMA.  Installation really doesn't even need to be described. & ...
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Supported roles to run resxtop command (2049552)

Active directory users require certain permissions on the vCenter Server to run the resxtop command from vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) against hosts while using a proxy through the vCenter Server.

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vSphere Management Assistant 5.1 Patch 1 Available

VMware has released an updated version of vMA 5.1 which is referred as vMA 5.1 patch 1 The patch 1 includes the following changes and enhancements: The base operating system is updated to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (12-Jan-2013). JRE is upda ...
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vMA 5.1 Patch 1 Released (VMware Virtualization Evangelist)

Expendable news item here only worthy of a Friday post. For those who may have missed it, VMware has released an update to the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) 5.1 appliance formally referred to as Patch 1. This release is documented in VMware KB 204413 ...
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Remote Manage CLI Demo Part 2

This demonstration shows how to run vCLI commands and set up vi fast pass authentication.

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Remote Manage CLI Demo Part 1

This demonstration shows how to deploy, configure and log in to the vSphere Management Assistant, vMA.

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VCI Brian Watrous provides an overview for the various remote management tools that VMware provides to manage ESXi 5.1 hosts.

VCI Brian Watrous provides an overview for the various remote management tools that VMware provides to manage ESXi 5.1 hosts.

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VCAP5-DCA Objective 8.2 – Administer vSphere using the vSphere Management Assistant

ObjectivesInstall and configure vMA Add/Remove target servers (Note: This Objective has been updated per 21-01-2013) Perform updates to the vMA Use vmkfstools to manage VMFS datastores Use vmware-cmd to manage VMs Use esxcli to manage ESXi Host configurat ...
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Installing the VSA Cluster Service on the vMA Appliance

Recently Ive been writing and publishing a series of articles on the vSphere Storage Appliance on the VMware Storage blog. There is quite of bit of interest on this solution now that it supports centralize and de-centralized management of multiple VSA Clu ...
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Add a new NFS datastore via PowerCLI and vMA

As a small follow-up to yesterday’s post about NFS shares with Openfiler in the following article I will show how to add a new datastore to an ESX server using the vMA and PowerCLI.

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Introduction to esxtop / resxtop

vSphere 5 includes several command line utilities for gathering system performance data. This article describes how to access and customize this information for troubleshooting and tuning your environment.

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Patching ESXi with vMA

Today I had to set up some ESXi servers that required additional hardware drivers to recognize the 10GB NICs we purchased for them. I’ve done this easily before with ESX and the service console but never with ESXi which has no dedicated service console. E ...
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vMA command execution on multiple hosts w/ mcli.pl

I had posted about configuring fastpass in a previous post. One thing that I found a bit annoying about using that method to execute commands was that I had to reset the vifptarget every time I wanted to execute commands on different targets or ESX(i) hos ...
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Lab1_OptimiseScale.avi

Lab 1 from the new Optimise and Scale course (a quick intro to the vMA)

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VMware vMA and VIMA

vMA is a VMware RHEL5 (Redhat 5) virtual appliance that provides an environment similar to that of the classic ESX Service Console for centralized management and configuration of your ESX/ESXi host(s). vMA includes both the vCLI and vSphere SDK for Perl a ...
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vMA Download and Documentation

Download the Appliance or Documentation and visit the Forum. Published on communities.vmware.com

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