There were a number of complaints about the lack of a VAMI in vCenter 6.0. Well, I’d like to let you all know that we heard you, and not only did we bring the VAMI back, it looks dang good!
The first thing you’ll notice is that it looks pretty much like the regular vCenter login. However, you’ll use your root account and admin password. (Yes, this can be found at port 5480)…
Once you login you’ll see a menu bar on the left-hand side with all of the sections:
As you go through the different sections, note how clean and sleek the layout is. It looks much better than the 2001 look of the original VAMI.
One of the things I really like here is in the ‘Access’ tab you have the ability to not only enable SSH and BASH shell, but you can specify a certain amount of time for the BASH shell to be enabled. once you hit ‘ok’ the countdown begins and you will not have to worry about remembering to disable access once you are done in the system.
In the ‘Update’ section you can specify any update settings you choose, “repo’s”, if vCenter should automatically update, the ability to check either a URL or CD-ROM for updates, etc. This is very versatile, trying to meet any/all update scenarios of our customers.
Last but not least, the familiar Administration section. Here you can update your admin password, decide if it will expire in the future, and if so, you can choose how many days before it expires… Look vaguely familiar? 🙂
Quick walk-through of the new VAMI (no audio):