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This is an article realized for StarWind blog and focused on the pro and cons of using GUI or CLI, with the example of VMware environment. See also the original post.

In several cases, a user can choose to use the CLI or GUI, in other cases, for example for some specific tasks, maybe it’s possible to use only one type of interface.

Also note that there are other types of interfaces like the API, but in this case, we cannot really consider a user interface. And sometimes the boundary it’s not so clear and easy to be defined, for example, several admins use the RESTful API not as a development tools, but much like as an automation tool, instead of CLI (or complementary to CLI).

Read the rest of the post on the original post. Also you can read more about the different web client of VMware vSphere in this post.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2857 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.