Bump and +1
Such a quality product running on a crap OS -
How come you use non-ms hosts, and refuse to make a non-ms client?
I work on MAC OS and for my work is important to use VIC, If I want to open it, I have to make an RDP to vCenter server or any other MS OS and run VIC from it.
I work on MAC OSX and have three local virtual machines using Fusion, so I am familiar with your method - but the underlying issue here is we don't want to have to load another OS to be able to administer the environment using a client application, instead of the Web interface / loading up a second OS.
It would be much better IMHO to have a native client.
need native support....
+1 on Vi Client for Mac. also if can for linux at least give use full capabilities for managing and administer vmware using the webclient.
Wish wish wish !
when when when please get this going
It has been just short of 4 years since the original post, still no OS X client. Nice...
Yup... 4 long years...
That seems exceptionally odd, especially considering that Apple had record numbers last year.
And what with ComputerWorld seeing the writing on the wall...
It's just simply un-explainable, unless VMWare has exceptionally short vision.
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Sploithunter, I feel your pain enough I'm putting my last post ever on this forum, its not good news.
VMWare's bottom line is profits. Customer experience and appreciation is a distant second.
They didn't change pricing tiers to make people happy, they do it because it will add to their bottom line.
They outsource support because its cheaper, not better. It took me most of those four years to accept this.
Of course this is very old school thinking, many companies today are seeing that by providing stellar service, pricing and support, their business is simply successful as a by product and then everyone wins, including the suits.
Plus they usually get a ton more professional services and support business as part of the deal...
Chances are they will not have this revelation until they are threatened by competition, which they currently have very little of. I'm not holding my breath anymore for this client, there's clearly no profit in it for VMWare when they can sell you FUSION instead.
+1 for most of the previous reasons stated. Having a native client will let me access and manage the ESX VMs in our labs at work. I'd also like to be able to manage the VMs I have running on the 3 Macs I have at home.
I've started using ubuntu server with virtual box instead of esx server in production on my network and it works pretty darn good for me. I can use vnc to remotely administer the server and it's all free.
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+1 for me also.
*shrug* Why not ...
I use all manner of systems, and this would be useful for my organization as well.