juste a small question... if the heavy vsphere client will disapear, how will we be able to connect a client directly to an ESX? How will we able to :
- start the vcenter VM
- add CPU or RAM to the vcenter VM
- manage our VMs if vCenter is down
- a lot of other things
I hope something is planed to do that, like a embeded small web client server on each ESX...
Does someone have an idea?
The vSphere C# client won't really dissappear directly. The new functions just won't be added. This has been announced by VMware. The "no more C# client" picture is misleading and many people think it will be gone at once... This will probably happen in the near future but by then there will be a solution for the problems you have mentioned.
Yet another vote on yet another thread asking for proper OS X management of vSphere infrastructure. Come on guys, if I wanted to use Windows I'd use Hyper-V which is already free. We're paying for a non-Microsoft solution, get on it.
The petition for the OS X client is only 5 years old. I think the Linux petition was 8 years old when VMware finally got their act together. So we've got about 3 more years.
Everyone I spoke to at VMworld was super nice and talked up the fact that 50% of VMware's engineers use Macs, so it'll be any day now that a web client add-on for remote console is available..... still waiting.
This lack of motion at all on support for Mac OS X is seriously causing me to investigate other options to vSphere. I've been using VMware products for a long time (at least VMware Workstation v2), but this is making me reconsider. (I'm intentionally not naming the other solutions as the important message here is that at least this customer is looking to leave VMware, not where I'm considering on going.)
I agree this is very important, and I've had to use this fuctionality more than once. I'm not a fan of web apps in general, and comparing the two, I still much prefer the desktop app. And that its not entirely supported on OS X is quite annoying.
Yeah I've had numerous vmware reps tell me that the OSX client or app store app is right around the corner for the last 3 years and I'm still using vsphere client in a windows VM. It is literally the only thing in the entire infrastructure I need Windows for. We can already make console connections from VMware Workstation in Windows and Linux. Somehow VMware sells a "Pro" version of VMware Fusion for which we pay extra but it's only "Pro" in the sense of pricetag, not in the sense that professionals can use it to manage vSphere. And, oh yeah, vSphere is the highest cost virtualization platform available.... srsly wtf?