Johnny Zhang
vMA (vSphere Management Assistant) is a very powerful tool that allow you centralize your ESX/ESXi command access. you can download it from here. Or you can import it from your vCenter (please note vMA will only run on a 64 bit host)
Deploying from URL
1.In the vSphere Client, choose Virtual Appliance > Deploy. 2.When prompted by the Wizard, click Deploy from URL and enter the following URL:
You can deploy this as any other VMs. Once it deployed, you now can login as "vi-admin"
The first step is to add hosts that you want to manage with vMA
sudo vifp addserver server_name

In my case I added 2 ESX 4.0 and 2 ESX 3.5 hosts to vMA. We can list those servers by:
sudo vifp listservers

Now we can pick the server we want to manage:
vifpinit server_name
and now we can pass the command to that host.
We will talk more about vMA later
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