Automating vMA installation


Is there any way to automate the process of install/deploy vMA ?

Thanks in advance.

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Well it's already pretty easy to deploy with a few clicks ... how many are you planning on deploying? I guess if you really wanted to, you could try to write something using PowerCLI or vSphere SDK for Perl, you can look into import vApp via .ovf and with vMA, there is a direct link from VMware at:

From the release notes it's not a good idea to clone vMA ... and it probably won't work if you try to clone it but you could try and see if you can turn it into a template and then deploy and try to customize the image using vCenter. These are probably the ways I can think of in terms of automating a deployment of vMA, if it even works.


William Lam

VMware vExpert 2009

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