· VMware Service Console
o All the traditional RHEL commands are available, including scripting options, you also can see the Service Console address on the VMware Networking section.
· Using the ESX Service Console
o Must install a SSH client – such as secureCRT ($) or Putty($free)
o It’s good feature that I recommend to know because in some cases you must use it access your ESX server when the GUI is not available (In case toy deleted the Service Console)
· VMware Infrastructure Web Access
o Installed by default – you can access it with https://ServerName or Server IP address
o Not as full features as the VI client.
o Used to manage individual server only.
You also can use this feature for downloading VMware Client.
· Virtual Infrastructure(VI)client
o A full GUI client for VMware ESX and Virtual Center.
o The most full featured ESX management option(with this tool you also Log in for the VM console for Central ESX server management)
o Runs only on Windows system.
o Can point to many ESX servers (But you need to Log out and Log in each server).
o Required to be used for ESX server management.
Installing the VI client
o Download from the Web Interface -https://ServerName or Server IP address (will be available after you finish install the ESX server)
o Install & take the defaults
Click Run ->
o Login to VC server or ESX server with IP or DNS name.
o Who can login?
Local admin group members if VC Server is not on a DC
NAME IS <DOMAIN>\<USER>