vSphere (or something like it) for Linux?

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I want to setup a VM server with a VMware ESXi hypervisor. To use ESXi, I believe you need vSphere to connect and manage your VMs remotely. But I’m working on Linux and as far as I know vSphere is only published for Microsoft Windows.

Is there an alternative I could use that provides similar functionality and supports Linux? Even better if its open source.

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I think this will answer your question:

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/457843?tstart=0

Also, only VMware is allowed to add/edit API calls to the ESXi layer.  Due to the terms of service, no one else is allowed.  This is why there is nothing out there. It’s a way to rope you in and require you to purchase the management layer from them.

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