1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 1, 2018 8:11 AM by perromateric

    vSpere client free vs web interface

    m4biz Enthusiast


      I'm returned on an ESXi server installation after many years...

      My Last installation was 5.5

      In the past I've always used a vSphere client (free) to manage my ESXi server and my VMs.

      Now, ESXi 6.5 - connecting via web browser to the server I've noted that the there is a web appliance that seems to act  like the (old) vSphere client.

      The questions are:

      • May I use the web appliance (like the vSphere client) to create and manage my VMs?
      • Is better to use vSphere client ?
      • And if yes, is available too a vSphere client free version ? (and from where may I download it?)

      Thanks in advance

        • 1. Re: vSpere client free vs web interface
          perromateric Lurker

          You can read this kb VMware Knowledge Base

          There is 2 Web Client ... One vSphere Client (HTML5) and one vSphere Web Client 6.5 (like old web client in older version of vSphere) ...
          in the KB you can read :

          Will the Legacy C# Client still be available at all?


          The Legacy C# Client will still be available with vSphere 6.0 and earlier versions that are not End of Life. For example, the Legacy C# Client will still be available and continue to work with vSphere 5.5 and 6.0. Starting vSphere 6.5 and later, the C# client will not be available.


          It means that there is no other client ....