MikeErter
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Running commands in vMA

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I have vMA up and have added a test host to it using vifp addserver. 

How does one then run esxcli and vim-cmd type commands against hosts using the vMA?


Thanks!

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dsohayda
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you should be able to use the vifptarget command to set the host as your target so you won't have to type in the credentials each time.

vifptarget -set hostname

Then you can issue commands directly to that host.

in which case this poster will be helpful

http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/files/2012/09/esxi51-poster.png

otherwise you would just issue the command and specify the host after the command;

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vma.doc_50%2Fvima_ref.5.4.html

obviously it's a lot easier if you add it as a target and run commands to it that way.

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dsohayda
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you should be able to use the vifptarget command to set the host as your target so you won't have to type in the credentials each time.

vifptarget -set hostname

Then you can issue commands directly to that host.

in which case this poster will be helpful

http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/files/2012/09/esxi51-poster.png

otherwise you would just issue the command and specify the host after the command;

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vma.doc_50%2Fvima_ref.5.4.html

obviously it's a lot easier if you add it as a target and run commands to it that way.

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MikeErter
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Thanks a lot!

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