Has anyone figure out how to install both the 2.5 VIC and vSphere Client on the same machine?
While I have two seperate VIC and vSphere servers, I want to have both clients installed on my laptop so I don't have to RDP into both boxes to manage. I've made several attempts to get them installed with no luck. The installers seem to be keenly aware that nother version is installed, regardless of the directory they reside in (I've tried changine the VIC default install directory as well as renaming the menues.)
Has anyone got this working?
I have this working with no problems - nothing was done manually. Everytime I've had more than one VIC version installed on the same box, it's just been a case of pointing the client at a host (and if a different VIC client is required it's downloaded and installed).
VIC 2.5 and vSphere Client 4.0 can co-exist on the same machine. Try following steps:
1. Perform a clean install of VIC 2.5 on your laptop.
2. Using this VIC, now connect to vSphere vCenter Server 4.0. You'll get a message that indicates your client is out of date and needs to be updated. To download and install the updated client:
Click "download the client update" in the message box.
Double-click the installer icon and complete the installation wizard to install the client.
You can now use this Client to connect to both VC 2.5x and VC 4.0.
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It works also if you first install vSphere client.
When you try to connect to a VC 2.5 of ESX 3.5 you can install the old VIC.