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Chapter 3 provides information about the new vifptarget and vifp reconfigure commands. It also describes the VmaTargetLib library.
Intended Audience
This book is for administrators and developers with some experience setting up a Linux system and working in a Linux environment. Administrators can use the vMA automated authentication facilities and the software packaged with vMA to interact with ESXi hosts and vCenter Server systems. Developers can create agents that interact with ESXi hosts and vCenter Server systems.
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