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Why there is no tcpdump in vMA?


please why there is no tcpdump in vMA?

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vMA is a pretty stripped down RHEL or CentOS and purpose built for managing VMware infrastructure, depending on the version of vMA you're running, so it does not include traditional tools/utilities one may expect. It's pretty simple to point to a yum repo to install tcpdump or download tcpdump rpm/source. I agree something like tcpdump is extremely useful for debugging/troubleshooting and should be available by default


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