Easy-to-use scripting tools for managing large and small day-to-day operations:
Scripts with the same functionality as the vSphere client.
Replace tasks requiring thousands of clicks using the GUI.
Manage small- to large-scale environments efficiently.
VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI vSphere™ PowerCLI provides more than 150 commands that give you the power to automate all aspects of VMware vSphere™, including storage, network, ESX, VM and more. Based on Windows PowerShell, PowerCLI seamlessly blends the vSphere platform with Windows and .NET, which means you can use PowerCLI by itself or within many different 3rd-party tools.
VMware vSphere™ Command Line Interface (vCLI) VMware vSphere™ Command Line Interface (vCLI) is a set of more than 30 command-line utilities that help you provision, configure and maintain your ESX and ESXi hosts.
VMware vSphere™ Management Assistant (vMA) The VMware vSphere™ Management Assistant (vMA) is a virtual appliance that brings together all the tools you need to get vSphere™ under control. vMA packages the vSphere™ Command Line Interface, the vSphere™ SDK for Perl, as well as logging and authentication modules into one convenient bundle. vMA can also host 3rd-party agents for added management power.
VMware Project Onyx (Technology Preview) Project Onyx generates code based on the mouse clicks you make in the vSphere Client making it easier to develop scripts, programs to manage and automate the vSphere platform.