VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant (VIMA)

This is a 64bits virtual machine based on RHEL.

Features that VIMA has over the RCLI:

  • component for caching authentication
  • component for collecting ESX log files (remote logging)
  • Designed to host agents that will be released by 3rd party developers
  • Includes a mechanism for VMware to provide updates
  • The appliance itself is supported for production use