VMware vCenter Mobile Access
As every morning I was browsing on the internet and read an amazing article about controlling your virtual infrastructure by logging into vCenter mobile access from your mobile device. I think almost everyone knows the situation in which you are occupied in a personal situation and all of a sudden you receive a call from work. Something is going wrong with your IT infrastructure and they need you to fix it. During the years a lot of remote access programs where made for IT administrators which can help you in a similar situation.
For these situations VMware is working on a program for remote access. The “VMware vCenter Mobile Access” or “vCMA” software makes it possible for an IT administrator to access your ESX infrastructure for remote management.
- Search inventory
- Browse inventory
- MigrateVMs with VMotion
- Initiate recovery plans
- View scheduled tasks
- View triggered alarms
- View performance charts
- Network tools
- VM power operations
- VM Snapshots view / create / revert
- VM Annotations
- VM Hardware Settings
- and many many more ……..
Above are just a few examples of what you are able to do with vCMA.
For access to the ESX environment you will need to deploy a virtual appliance called the “vCMA server”. Giving the vCMA server connections to individual ESX hosts or to your vCenter will then enable you to use a mobile phone to access your ESX environment.
Here you can find more information (including a video) about vCMA.
Or watch this Youtube-video
This is a combined post of Anthony (wintersa) & Sander (Grissa)
Sander Martijn is a Technical Professional for Conoscenza in The Netherlands. As a Technical Professional he works for different clients, building, troubleshooting and managing ICT infrastructures. He is a certified VMware VCP-DCV, VCP-DTM, several VSP and VTSP. Since 2015 he has been awarded vExpert status.