1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 31, 2013 8:17 PM by Josh26

    vCLI vs vMA vs vPowerCLI ?

    ronnutter Novice

      Just started working with VMware a few months ago.  Trying to understand the differences between these three items.  If I understand it correctly - vCLI is for use on a single server at a time, vMA can talk to several servers at the same time.  Then vPowerCLI is for programmers ?

        • 1. Re: vCLI vs vMA vs vPowerCLI ?
          Josh26 Master

          The vMA came out first, and was generally the focus of VMware's management training.


          Then PowerCLI came out, and everything was PowerCLI focused. As an example, my VCP4 was heavily vMA oriented, my VCP5 never discussed it.I'm not aware of anything official regarding depreciating vMA, but I wouldn't be surprised if it happened. One of the major functions of the vMA, the log collector, was easily replaced by the syslog collector being bundled with vCenter.


          The vCLI is effectively a locally installed toolset based on the vMA.


          In short, if you have just started, I would recommend concentrating on PowerCLI.