vSphere Management Assistant 5.0 Patch 1 Release Notes
The release notes covers the following topics:
Note: The topics in which this documentation uses the product name "ESXi" are applicable to all supported releases of ESX and ESXi.
vMA is a Linux-based virtual machine that is pre-installed with a command-line interface and select third-party agents needed to manage your vSphere infrastructure. Administrators and developers can use vMA to run scripts and agents to manage vSphere 5.0 and 5.0 Update 1, vSphere 4.1 and 4.1 Update 1, and vSphere 4.0 Update 2 and Update 3 systems. vMA includes the vSphere SDK for Perl and the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vSphere CLI). vMA also includes an authentication component named vi-fastpass. vi-fastpass allows direct connection to established target servers without user intervention.
For information about vSphere CLI, refer to the vSphere Command-Line Interface Documentation.
Whats New in vMA 5.0 Patch 1
vMA 5.0 patch 1 includes the following changes and enhancements:
The resolved and known issues are same as that documented for vMA 5.0.
You can deploy the vMA OVF from your vSphere Client connected to a vCenter Server system or ESXi host, as described in the vSphere Management Assistant Guide.
When you start vMA, proceed as follows:
Updating Existing vMA Installation
You can install the patch over an existing vMA 5.0 installation.
To install the patch on an existing vMA 5.0 installation, perform the following steps: