just installed vCLI (source: VMware-vSphere-CLI-5.5.0-2043780.x86_64.tar.gz) on an ubuntu 12.04.5 -64bit host and a few questions came up.
before executing the vmware-install.pl i did: apt-get install lib32z1 build-essential gcc uuid uuid-dev perl libssl-dev perl-doc liburi-perl libxml-libxml-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl libarchive-zip-perl libsoap-lite-perl libdata-dump-perl libclass-methodmaker-perl
1) where are the executeables for vifp-commands? do i need to install anything additional?
2) if i try to start resxtop with "resxtop --server=esxi01.mydomain.com" the following message appears:
/usr/lib/vmware-vcli/bin/resxtop: error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Many thanks for any advice.
While Installing vCLI you need to install the dev Envirnment Linux VM and libXMl,Crypto, SSL . It will automatically resolve all other dependencies.
If resxtop has problem while loading /usr/lib/vmware-vcli/bin/resxtop then its not correctlt install.
better you install vMA Appliance. Its just a OVF . It is complete solution of vCLI .
yum install ncurses
yum install libstdc++
thanks for your comments, i had to add the packages:
lib32ncurses5 libncurses5 libxml2:i386
... and resxtop started without problems.
i still search for the vifp executable, it seems it is not even included in the latest installer (VMware-vSphere-CLI-5.5.0-2043780.x86_64.tar.gz)