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The vSphere Web Client runs in your browser and allows you connect to a vCenter Server system to manage your vSphere environment. Before installing or upgrading the vSphere Web Client, ensure that: The vCenter Single Sign On is installed and the Inventory Service and vCenter Server are upgraded or installed with version 5.1. Sep 09, 2014 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 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?

The vSphere Web Client lets you connect to a vCenter Server system to manage your vSphere deployment through a browser.

If an earlier version of the vSphere Web Client is installed, this procedure upgrades the vSphere Web Client.

Note: vCenter Server 5.5 supports connection between vCenter Server and vCenter Server components by IP address only if the IP address is IPv4-compliant. To connect to a vCenter Server system in an IPv6 environment, you must use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or host name of the vCenter Server. The best practice is to use the FQDN, which works in all cases, instead of the IP address, which can change if assigned by DHCP.
  • Download the vCenter Server installer. See Download the vCenter Server Installer.
  • Verify that the system has an Internet connection.
  • Verify that the system meets the software requirements for the vSphere Web Client. See vSphere Web Client Software Requirements.
  • Before you install or upgrade any vSphere product, synchronize the clocks of all machines on the vSphere network. See Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network.
  • Install vCenter Single Sign-On, or upgrade to the current version.
  • Verify that the vSphere Web Client and vCenter Server are registered to the same vCenter Single Sign-On server, to ensure that the vSphere Web Client can access the vCenter Server inventory.
  • Close all browsers before installing or uninstalling the vSphere Web Client.
  • Log in as a member of the Administrators group on the host machine, with a user name that does not contain any non-ASCII characters.
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  1. In the software installer directory, double-click the autorun.exe file to start the installer.
  2. Select vSphereWeb Client and click Install.
  3. Follow the prompts in the installation wizard to choose the installer language, and agree to the end user patent and license agreements.
  4. Either accept the default destination folder or click Change to select another location.
    The installation path cannot contain any of the following characters: non-ASCII characters, commas (,), periods (.), exclamation points (!), pound signs (#), at signs (@), or percentage signs (%).

    If 8.3 name creation is disabled on the host machine, do not install the vSphere Web Clientin a directory that does not have an 8.3 short name or has a name that contains spaces. This situation will make the vSphere Web Client inaccessible.

  5. Accept or change the default port settings.
  6. Enter the information to register the vSphere Web Client with vCenter Single Sign-On.
    The vCenter Single Sign-On administrator user name is [email protected], and the password must match the password you entered for the administrator user when you installed vCenter Single Sign-On. The Lookup Service URL takes the form https:// SSO_host_FQDN_or_IP:7444/lookupservice/sdk, where 7444 is the default vCenter Single Sign-On HTTPS port number. Your entry should match the entry you made when you installed vCenter Single Sign-On. If you entered a different port number when you installed vCenter Single Sign-On, use that port number.
  7. Click Install.
  8. Start the vSphere Web Client by taking one of the following actions.
    • If you are starting the vSphere Web Client for the first time, open a supported browser, and go to https://vSphere_Web_Client_host_name_or_IP:9443/vsphere-client.
    • In subsequent sessions, you can start the vSphere Web Client from the Windows Start menu, by selecting Programs > VMware > VMware vSphere Web Client > vSphere Web Client.
    Note: After you upgrade the vSphere Web Client, when you log in for the first time, you may see the error message Failed to navigate to desired location. This can happen when a vSphere Web Client session from the previous version remains open when you upgrade. In this case, refresh the browser and log in again.

With the release of vSphere 5.1 there is a brand new client to manage and administer your vSphere environment. Although a web client has been been part of vCenter server since it’s introduction, it has been some what limiting in features but helpful for those times of need. In vSphere 5.1 the web client has been completely rewritten from the ground up with the focus on providing a cross platform client that delivers comparable features and functionality to that of the desktop client. In fact all new technologies delivered with vSphere 5.1 are only manageable within the vSphere web client making it the primary go to client in vSphere 5.1.

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With this new client comes some changes to the familiar way of using the desktop client, primarily in navigation however once you get the hang of it you will wonder how you worked without it and this does highlight a small learning curve required. I have recorded a video that highlights the changes around relational navigation as well as show off the new features and technologies found in the new web client that help you as an administrator to simplify and save time.

The video has been split into two parts, the first showing the layout and organization of the new vSphere web client.

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and the second on navigation and timesaving features.

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I hope you enjoy and find these beneficial to getting up and running quickly with the new vSphere web client.