I am a developer for a storage provider, we have a vcenter plugin, and I want to interrogate ESX health, using vmkping and a few other utilities to check some ESX config parameters.
Another forum suggested powerCLI as a possible solution, my questions are:
- can it run on both VCSA and windows version? (We support 6.5 and later VC).
- how can it authenticate to the ESX's? Escrowing ESX passwords is likely a non-starter.
Please don't, it's a very bad idea.