The vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) allows administrators and developers to run scripts and agents to manage ESXi hosts and vCenter Server systems. vMA is a virtual machine that includes prepackaged software, a logging component, and an authentication component that supports non-interactive login.
IMPORTANT: The vMA 6.5 release is the last release of vSphere Management Assistant. No future updates to vMA are expected. As alternatives to vMA, you can use PowerCLI or vCLI. For information, see vSphere Management Assistant Deprecation.