May 26, 2018
The vSphere SDK for Perl provides an easy-to-use Perl scripting interface to the vSphere API. SDK ships with utilities, and documentation for building vSphere management applications.
The vSphere Command-Line Interface vSphere CLI command set allows you to run common system administration commands against ESX/ESXi systems from any machine with network access to those systems. You can also run most vSphere CLI commands against a vCenter Server system and target any ESX/ESXi system that vCenter Server system manages.
vSphere CLI commands are especially useful for ESXi hosts because ESXi does not include a service console.