We are running vSphere 4.1, but after an upgrade to Windows 8 (Pro 32-bit), I currently have no way to access it. The Client install that I have says that my OS must be Windows XP SP2 or higher (which it is), but I cannont find anywhere to download the Client. Does anybody know how I can get hold of it?
In terms of the download, if you type the URL of a 4.1 host in the browser window you should get an option to download the client
In terms of the installation - take a look at http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php/2012/09/how-to-install-vmware-vsphere-client-on-windows-8/
so far only the product "Workstation 9" from VMware is supported on windows 8. Please see the compatibility guide.
You can use the workaround in the URL which mentioned in the previous comment to fix the issue.
Thanks for the info both. I've downloaded and am attempting the 'work around', but worse case I can install the Client on one of our 2003 servers. Hopefully this will convince the higher-ups to allow me to upgrade vShpere!
if thats the case you have lot of points to convince your higher ups to get vSphere upgraded.
VMware introduced truly useful features in 5.1 and they have enhanced the existing features. Also the headaches liked Storage APDs are handled very well in vSphere 5.1
Refere the follwing "Whats new" links. especially the storage one.