VMware vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server 5.1 Documentation vSphere Installation and Setup Updated Information. Change the DNS and Routing Configuration in the vSphere Web Client MAC Addresses MAC Address Generation VMware OUI Allocation. Mozilla Firefox 34 and later. Google Chrome 39 and later. Later versions of these browsers are likely to work, but have not been tested. Log Out of vCenter Server Using the vSphere Web Client Log out of your vSphere Web Client to disconnect from the vCenter Server system. If you want to use vCenter Server 5.0 with vSphere Web Client, verify that the vCenter Server 5.0 system is registered with vSphere Web Client. If you want to use vCenter Server 5.1 with vSphere Web Client, verify that vCenter Server is installed and that both vCenter Server and vSphere Web Client point to the same vCenter Single Sign On instance. The web client is only available if you also have a vCenter server -- there's no web client for ESXi. If however you only have a standalone ESXi host (free or licensed) and you need access to the advanced features, you could look at purchasing a VMware Workstation license and managing your host from there.
Our goal is the make the HTML5 based vSphere Client an ideal replacement for all the clients with the capabilities of C# client (Performance, live state of the objects etc.,) and with the features of the vSphere Web Client (Scalability, hybridity etc.,).
I’ve never been sure why VMware makes it so hard to download the vSphere client, but I needed it recently for writing my article on installing the vSphere 5.5 client on a domain controller. To reproduce the error to get a screenshot, I needed a copy of the vSphere 5.5 client installer. Of course, VMware tried to do some kind of security through obscurity thing that leaves me browsing to an ESXi box and then clicking the link and downloading the client from their website.
To make this easier for the rest of the populous to access, I’ve decided to write this short post with a direct download link to the vSphere 5.5 client installer as well as ways to download the vsphere client for other versions as well. If anything is missing, let me know and I’ll get it posted.
I intend to update this article with the latest versions as they come out.
VMware vSphere Client 6 versions
Download VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 3:VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-5112508.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 2a:VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-4437566.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 2:VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3562874.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 1:VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3016447.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 6.0:VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-2502222.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 versions
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.5. Update 3:VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-3024345.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 2:VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe
Restart Vcenter Web Client Service
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1b:VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1880841.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update C:VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1745234.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1a:VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1746248.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1: VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1618071.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.5:VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1281650.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 versions
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 2a:VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1880906.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 2:VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1471691.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1b:VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1235233.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1:VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1064113.exe
Vmware Vcenter Web Client
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.1.0b:VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-941893.exe
Download VMware vSphere Client 5.1: VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-786111.exe
Vsphere Web Client For Mac
Is it just me or does anyone else feel that VMware is only making it harder for their end users (systems administrators) to do their jobs?