VinzC
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Where do I download vmware-esx-console for Linux?

Hi.

Sorry to bother with such a question but I am running Gentoo Linux and I'd like to connect to our ESX servers using the appropriate VMWare console. Under Gentoo there is a package called vmware-esx-console[/b] but it requires me to download the tarball manually. I've spent hours searching VMWare web site but couldn't find anything.

We have VMWare Infrastructure Clients but it's a client for Windows.

The referenced package is VMware-console-2.5.3-24171.tar.gz[/b]. Where can I find it?

Thanks (a whole lot) in advance.

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oreeh
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You can download it from the ESX server itself.

Connect to the ESX using a webbrowser, there's a link there.

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VinzC
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Well, thanks, but on the web page that I browse there is only the Windows (Infrastructure) client (VMWare-viclient.exe) . There's no link for any Linux client.

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oreeh
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My fault - should have read your post better.

The VI client is (unfortunately) only available for Windows.

With Linux your only option is to use the MUI to manage ESX.

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oreeh

You can complain about it here http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=49061

VinzC
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Thanks for your response.

I won't complain as I think VMWare team has enough work to do and I also think the team is already fully aware of a demand due to that lack of support. I won't add to that Smiley Happy . I'll live with it (impatiently) and I'll eagerly watch for Linux support.

Oh, just a suggestion, though: I didn't find that lack of support very advertised on VMWare web site, leading to (self-) confusion.

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oreeh
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Not sure if this is the right way - the more complain the better.

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