aman_simon
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VIClient 2.5 cannot connect to ESX 4 on Windows 7

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Can anyone please advise if this is a known issue and if there is a fix for this?

thanks

Aman

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Troy_Clavell
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justin_emerson
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The VIClient 2.5 cannot connect to ESX4 on any OS... you need the vSphere 4.0 client to connect to ESX4.

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bulletprooffool
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You will need the VI client for ESX 4

go to http:// and with some luck you'll be able to download and install it

The VI4 client supports old ESX 3.5 hosts, but not the other way round

One day I will virtualise myself . . .
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aman_simon
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Also i receive a 503 error when trying to connect to the esx host via a web browser!

I receive an error “503 Service unavailable”.

Please advise if anyone else has seen these errors and if a fix is avaliable

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Troy_Clavell
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Web Access is disabled by default in ESX4

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2009/06/15/esx-4-0-web-access/

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Jerry_Griffin
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If you are trying to use the vSphere client then you may have alot of issues. I posted sometime ago a fix I found to work around the wonderful error message you get when using the client to access either ESX4 or vCenter 4.

Now that Windows 7 is GA I am (Like many others using Windows 7) patiently wating for an updated vSphere Client to correct this issue with the client! So...if VMware is reading the posting.... Please FIX THE CLIENT!!!!!!

I hope this helps.

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