1. ESX 4.x/3.x hosts and guests - These are the ESX hosts systems on which we can create guest OS
2. Vcenter 4.x - VMware vCenter Server allows for the management of multiple ESX servers and virtual machines (VMs) from different ESX servers through a single console application. It provides unified management of all the hosts and VMs in your datacenter from a single console with an aggregate performance monitoring of clusters, hosts and VMs.
3. vMA 4.x -The vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) allows administrators and developers to run scripts and agents to manage ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server systems. vMA is a virtual machine that includes 64â bitÂ EnterpriseÂ LinuxÂ compatibleÂ withÂ RedÂ HatÂ EnterpriseÂ LinuxÂ (RHEL)Â 5.2Â andÂ CentOSÂ 5.2, vMware Tools, vSphere CLI, JRE 1.5 etc.Â
You can install vMA on x64 standalone/virtual machine setup. There is no special hardware required.
In order to control the ESX hosts and Vcenter using vMA, use vifp addserver command to add the Vcenter and the hosts.
In Open view context, (1) Install PA/GP on vMA system. Use BYLS class of PA/GP to monitor all the ESX hosts and their guests performance metrics. Also you can get details of datacenter, resource pools and clusters configured in Vcenter. Note: In order to get these data, both the Vcenter and the ESX hosts must be added to vMA using vifp addserver command.
(2) Install OVO on vMA and deploy VISPI policy on vMA in order to monitor the vMA environment from management server.