gaganvmware
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Vsphere management assistant issues

.I  configured service console on ESX and deployed Vsphere management assistant for ESXi 4.1 . What is the difference between service console of ESX and Vsphere management assistant for esxi . can we install vm tools on VMA..Could you please send me link of  commands that i can use in Vsphere management assistant console

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vmroyale
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Hello.

Note: This discussion was moved from VMware ESX 4 community to the Automation Tools community.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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AndreTheGiant
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As you can see VMware Tools are already present in vMA.

The big difference from the Service Console, is that command are remote commands...

Most command are same as COS, but with vicfg-* instead of esxcfg-*

See: http://geeksilver.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/how-to-use-vma-4-1-installation-configuration/

And also the reference guide from VMware site.

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
kjb007
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vMA can also serve as a central repository for logs, as well as be a  main point for administration tasks.  There are a few caveats as well, but you can see here on a couple posts I did a while back

http://vmwise.com/2011/06/24/sending-syslog-to-vma-and-what-comes-next/

http://vmwise.com/2011/04/25/vma-command-execution-on-multiple-hosts-w-mcli-pl/

http://vmwise.com/2011/03/04/vma-vilogger-vifp-and-annoyances/

Other than that, the typical cli commands are available, albeit they require additional parameters to specify which server you want to execute on.

-KjB

vExpert/VCP/VCAP vmwise.com / @vmwise -KjB