AmitKatkar
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Accessing vCenter 5.0 server from vSphere 5.5 client

Hello Experts,

I have two different environment and both can be access via my single Jump server.

We have installed vSphere client 5.5 on Jump server and able to login to vCenter 5.5.

However, My question is how i can use vCenter server 5.0 from my Jump server using vSphere 5.5 Client.

Thanks in advance.!!!

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a_p_
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You can (need to) install multiple versions of the vSphere Client simultaneously on the same system. When you start the vSphere Client, it's actually a launcher.exe which is started and which will call the required vSphere Client version after it determines the target host/vCenter version.

André

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vuzzini
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Hello Amit,

You must install an additional vSphere client 5.0 on your Jump Server and launch a random vSphere Client from the Jump Server and log-in to vCenter Server.

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AmitKatkar
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Thanks a.p. and Vuzzini,

Can you please elaborate more in this process.?

If i install vSphere client 5.0 then will it impact on my 5.5 access ?

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raog
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No impact.. they can coexist on the same machine.. so if you point your vsphere client to a 5.5 VC/esx, it will use the 5.5 binaries. If you point it to a 5.0 VC/esx, it will use the others..

Regards

Girhs

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Praveenmna
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Hi,

Actually you don't need a separate VI client to access vCenter server 5.0 and vCenter server 5.5. From my understanding, I believe you have already installed VI client for 5.5.


Just try to access the vCenter server 5.0 from the VI client which you installed and it will prompt to either Save or Run the required binaries. You can either save it and install later OR directly install by opting RUN.


Once the binaries are installed, you can able to access both vCenters from same VI client.





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raog
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Yes but even with this approach, you end up installing both versions.

Regards

Girish

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