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Apr 21 2010   12:02PM GMT

Ease into ESXi with the VMware Management Assistant

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I’ve wrote this wee like article for TechTarget about the vMA – the VMware Management Assistant. Now, I’m a big fan of PowerCLI and PowerShell generally. But when it comes letting going of the Service Console and the ye olde esxcfg-commands its a bit of leap. That’s where I think the vMA will come into its own – you can carry on using those very same ESXCFG command you know (and love?) but just carry out them remotely. In the article I document how you setup the “Fast Pass” configuration which reduces the authentication required to get focus on the ESX host – to the point that you can run commands on a ESXi host as if it was ESX “Classic”. I challenge you to spot the difference! RIP COS…


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