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TECH198
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VMware web ready for prime time ?

Just testing out VMWare Sphere and ESXI 6 logging in on the web, and aside from the issues with lack of mouse in console, providing you can finish and install VMWare Tools after install, it seems ok..

I've battles with Windows 2000 Server and i don't expect Windows XP will any easier

So this bring me to question. ? Aside for networking, basically plug and play in web browser, is VSphere Web ready for public release over standalone client? Aside from being in a web browser, and networking made easier in VM,.. from the fact of users wanting to get along with it in a production environment and "just work", I would gladly say stick with standalone client.. As the Web based version is just not the trouble its worth, unless you absolutely need it..

Anyone agree ?  Thoughts ?  Seen posts around mention USB controller -- adding to VM hardware would fix up mouse, which it doesn't for me..

But luckily keyboard still works so long as i can Alt and TAB between OS install screens.

First impressions = Good for convenience and networking, but that's about it really...  Although i havan't tried other OS's, based on the trouble i've had so far, i don't think i'd want to..

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daphnissov
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Well, you're talking about vSphere 6.0 which is now two full versions behind the current (6.7) and so, of course, the web client is not as robust as it is now. So, yes, it is ready for prime time now and most of your gripes have gone away. Don't judge a client based on a years-old version of it. Take a look at the most recent implementation. Also, regardless of whether you like it or not, the old C# (AKA fat/thick/desktop) client is gone and will not work at all with more modern versions of vSphere. That's just life and you'll have to move on.

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TECH198
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Windows XP is better.

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daphnissov
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I don't understand what you mean. Also, you're showing the ESXi embedded host client here (and an older version at that) and not the vSphere web client (HTML5). These are two separate clients.

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