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Web Client 5.5 - How to upload/download files from datastore?

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I cannot seem to get file upload/download from datastores working on my 5.5b vcenter webclient. When browsing the datastore/folder There is only buttons to install the Client Integration Plugin, refresh, new folder and delete. The plugin is installed and I've tried using both IE11 and Chrome.

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rcporto
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This is a known issue and the workaround is to use a older version of browser of Mozilla Firefox.

From the release notes: https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-vcenter-server-55u1-release-notes.html#knownissu...

Client Integration Plug-In might not work as expected if you log in to the vSphere Web Client using Internet Explorer 11*

If you log in to the vSphere Web Client using Internet Explorer 11, the following problems might occur when you perform tasks related to Client Integration Plug-In:

  • Even if the Client Integration Plug-In is installed, the following message is displayed when you attempt to import or export an OVF template:
    Download the Client Integration Plug-in
  • File browser does not allow you to upload or download a file from the datastore.
  • You cannot mount images from the CD/DVD drive.
  • The virtual machine console might display a black screen with the following error message:
    Remote Console is not properly installed

Workaround: Use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or earlier versions of Internet Explorer to access the vSphere Web Client. You can also use vSphere Client instead of vSphere Web Client to work around this issue.

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Richardson Porto
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rcporto
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This is a known issue and the workaround is to use a older version of browser of Mozilla Firefox.

From the release notes: https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-vcenter-server-55u1-release-notes.html#knownissu...

Client Integration Plug-In might not work as expected if you log in to the vSphere Web Client using Internet Explorer 11*

If you log in to the vSphere Web Client using Internet Explorer 11, the following problems might occur when you perform tasks related to Client Integration Plug-In:

  • Even if the Client Integration Plug-In is installed, the following message is displayed when you attempt to import or export an OVF template:
    Download the Client Integration Plug-in
  • File browser does not allow you to upload or download a file from the datastore.
  • You cannot mount images from the CD/DVD drive.
  • The virtual machine console might display a black screen with the following error message:
    Remote Console is not properly installed

Workaround: Use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or earlier versions of Internet Explorer to access the vSphere Web Client. You can also use vSphere Client instead of vSphere Web Client to work around this issue.

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Richardson Porto
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/richardsonporto
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I tried using Chrome version 35.0.1916.153m as well with the same result. I ended up installing the vcenter client to do what I needed.

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MichAda
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Thanks for the post.

I had the same issue...Firefox worked for me, but this post saved me from spending time trying to determine what the problem was.

Wonder if there is a chart somewhere that coordinates working browsers with task.

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maxel
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But how can we cut/copy/paste whole folders between different datastores?

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