You can run vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) host management commands from the command line of the system where you installed the package, from the vMA command line, and from scripts.
Host management commands, which include ESXCLI and vicfg- commands, require at a minimum the target server to run the command on. Users must authenticate to the host, and can only perform tasks that they are authorized to perform.
Note See Running DCLI Commands for information about DCLI commands, which you can use to manage vCenter Server services.
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