dejoskii
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Vmware ESXI 5.5 Embedded Host client download

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Hi all,

Please I am trying to download the embedded host client for esxi 5.5. I am running this in my lab and this to install an OVA file with a SHA256 hash. I cant seem to find any link for it. Can one help? Thank you

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e_espinel
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Hello.
If what you need is the ESXi Embedded Host client, you can obtain it in the following link, and you must install it in the ESXi.

https://flings.vmware.com/esxi-embedded-host-client

ESXi 6.0 Update 1 or lower and ESXi 5.5 Patch 8 or lower


If what you need is the VMware vSphere Client, you can get it from this other link, depending on the version you have.

http://www.vmwarearena.com/download-link-for-all-versions-of-vmware-vsphere-client/

 

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Support IBM, Lenovo, VMware vSphere and Veeam Backup.
VMware VSP-SV, VTSP-SV, VTSP-HCI, VTSP 5
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e_espinel
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Hello.
You can get a free license at the following link

https://customerconnect.vmware.com/en/group/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi6


you must have a user and password (if not you can register for free), the license is 6, it works for 6.0, 6.5 or 6.7.

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Support IBM, Lenovo, VMware vSphere and Veeam Backup.
VMware VSP-SV, VTSP-SV, VTSP-HCI, VTSP 5
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e_espinel
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Hello.
If what you need is the ESXi Embedded Host client, you can obtain it in the following link, and you must install it in the ESXi.

https://flings.vmware.com/esxi-embedded-host-client

ESXi 6.0 Update 1 or lower and ESXi 5.5 Patch 8 or lower


If what you need is the VMware vSphere Client, you can get it from this other link, depending on the version you have.

http://www.vmwarearena.com/download-link-for-all-versions-of-vmware-vsphere-client/

 

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Support IBM, Lenovo, VMware vSphere and Veeam Backup.
VMware VSP-SV, VTSP-SV, VTSP-HCI, VTSP 5
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dejoskii
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Thank you very much. Now I have another issue. After trying to deploy the oVA file using the host client, I get this error message saying..
Line 26: Unsupported hardware family 'vmx-13'.

Could you please point me in the right direction to resolve this.

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e_espinel
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Hello
Hardware version vmx-13 is supported since ESXi version 6.5.

If you have ESXi version 5.5, the Hardware version must be vmx-10 on the VM. You must get an OVA for ESXi version 5.5 or if you generated it from a VM, you must change the hardware version to vmx-10 on the VM and then re-generate the OVA.


Another option is to upgrade ESXi to version 6.5.

You could try to unzip the OVA file and look for the file xxxx .ovf, and try to edit this file to change the vmx-13 to vmx-10, it might work.

 

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Support IBM, Lenovo, VMware vSphere and Veeam Backup.
VMware VSP-SV, VTSP-SV, VTSP-HCI, VTSP 5
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dejoskii
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Thank you for your help.

The reason I have not upgraded is because this is for my lab and I had a license from my previous work and I fear that I will loose the license if I upgrade. Is there a way for me to get a trial license for lab purposes that you are aware of. If not I will try your other suggestion of editing the file

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e_espinel
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Hello.
You can get a free license at the following link

https://customerconnect.vmware.com/en/group/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi6


you must have a user and password (if not you can register for free), the license is 6, it works for 6.0, 6.5 or 6.7.

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Support IBM, Lenovo, VMware vSphere and Veeam Backup.
VMware VSP-SV, VTSP-SV, VTSP-HCI, VTSP 5
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scott28tt
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If you had a license from your previous work, you might not have the right to use it any more anyway.

 


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dejoskii
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Thank you Enrique for all your help. I really appreciate it

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