vEMan - An unofficial VMware® ESX(i) Manager for Linux*
vEMan (VMware ESX(i) Manager) 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 useless if you use newer releases of ESX(i):
--> ESX(i) >= 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?
or you simply want a native Linux-Tool?
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 and ESX(i) are registered trademarks by VMware Inc.