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vCMA – Manage vSphere From Your iPad

VMware Labs recently released version 1.0 of the vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA) appliance. The virtual appliance is based on CentOS 5.2 Linux.

To install, you will simply download the appliance (~300MB) and import via vCenter. Once you import the appliance, the appliance will pick up an IP address via DHCP and start a management console on port 5480. Browse to https://IPADDRESS:5480 and log in with the default user/pass of root/vmware. If you are not using DHCP on your network, open up the console of the appliance and set the IP address there.

Once configured, access the the appliance via https://IPADDRESS/vim. From here, you can log in to your vCenter server via a valid user name and password and begin to manage your environment from your iPad or mobile device!

You can read more about the vCMA and download the appliance here.