pahipo51
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Vsphere Client for ESXi 6.5

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I have a standalone ESXi 6.5 host and I don't have a license for a vcenter server.  I there a way for me to manage the host other than using a web browser?

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bhards4
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You, can use vSphere 6.0 client to access ESXi 6.5.

There are 2 ways to download the vSphere client.

1) Access the Existing ESXi 6.0 by browsing it from browser. From there you can download the vSphere client.

2) Download it from the link mentioned VMware Knowledge Base  to download vSphere leint C#.

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daphnissov
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No, not from a GUI perspective anyway. The legacy C# client no longer functions as of the 6.5 release.

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bhards4
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Hi,

Officially, vSphere client c# is not available for ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5. However you can access ESXi 6.5 with legacy vSphere c#client unofficially as its not supported.

For more information please go through below KB.

VMware Knowledge Base

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daphnissov
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That is until you update to U1 and then it will fail to connect entirely.

pahipo51
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Sachin,

Where do I go to download legacy vshpere c# client?

Pahipo51

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a_p_
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You can find the download links for the C# Clients at https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2089791

André

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bhards4
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You, can use vSphere 6.0 client to access ESXi 6.5.

There are 2 ways to download the vSphere client.

1) Access the Existing ESXi 6.0 by browsing it from browser. From there you can download the vSphere client.

2) Download it from the link mentioned VMware Knowledge Base  to download vSphere leint C#.

-Sachin

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Mattai
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Web interface does not have half of the functionality of the application.

Are you planning more functionality?

Export and import of machines does not work correctly

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daphnissov
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You need to ensure you're running the latest embedded host client. VM exports to OVA are known to not be supported in 6.5. Read the release notes.