An unofficial VMware® ESX/ESXi Manager for LinuxRead More
vEMan - [v]Mware [E]SX [Man]ager is a tool which helps you managing ESX servers natively from within your Linux desktop without the need to use Windows vSphere® anymore!
It is based on the VMware CLI/SDK and/or other free great user-scripts but using a GUI on top.
Why I started vEMan? Because I hate it to start my Windows VM to manage ESX(i) servers ;o)
vEMan is (maybe) not needed if you use vCenter 5.x: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2005377
--> vSphere >= v5 has a "web client"
BUT keep in mind that there are caveats: Not all features are available in the web client AND it can connect to vCenters only (see: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006095)
- ESX(i) v3.x or 4.x?
- v5.x - but no vCenter?
- you want a native Linux vSphere client?
Then try vEMan!
vEMan is not published or pronounced by VMware Inc. vEMan is an OpenSource project from a private person without any warranty or claim to bother VMware Inc. VMware,vSphere,ESX/ESXi,vCenter are trademarks by VMware Inc.
- Nice GUI for Linux users ;-)
- Professional Support available!
- Deploy OVF from a website to your ESX
- Deploy OVF/VMX from local disk to your ESX
- Show a list of all your online, suspended and offline VM's on your ESX
- Supporting Ressource Pools
- VM-Management: Console (Enable,Disable,Open)
- VM-Management: Snapshots (Show,Revert to,Remove,Create,Rename)
- VM-Management: Power (Stop,Shutdown,Reboot,Start,Suspend, Resume)
- VM-Management: VM status (online/suspended/offline,CPU/MEM usage and many more)
- VM-Management: Delete a VM
- ESX-Information: Global CPU & MEM usage, ESX version and many more
- ESX-Management: add user, change user passwords, change user roles, ..
- Planned (v1.0): Simple VM Editor (change CPU count and RAM, Rename VM)
- Planned (v2.0): Rewrite vEMan in Python, Using pySphere library instead of VMware SDK
- Planned (undecided): Browse datastorages
- Planned (undecided): Upload file to a specific datastorage
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What has been done, is good! For it to be usefull means: the ability to power VMs on or off, have a console that works and being able to change VM settings. ++ I've had fun setting up a Ubuntu system with ver 0.9.6 of vEMan. It taught me more about Linux and a couple of limitations of ESXi 5.1 (free). Sadly I still have to run Windows so that I can run vsphere and make changes. As far as using vEMan as a monitor, I can do that on my ipad, or ipod. Once more features are enabled, a detailed installation guide would be nice, for those not wanting as much fun as I had. Looking forward to the next versions.
Still having an issue, trying to connect to port 9443 instead of default 443, so I will update this once I get that going...
Veman works perfect.
IT - Security and Open Source Specialist. As the creator of vEMan Thomas Fischer provides Consulting, Support, Development around Security Proxys, Firewalls, VPN, Secure Remote Access, Malware Protection, GNU/Linux, Open Source tools like Nagios/Icinga/OMD/op5, OTRS, Webservers, DRBD, High Availability, Mailservers and of course for vEMan.