Tag Archives: C# Client

vSphere 6.0 GA - vSphere Client back, or not?

One of the worst parts of the vSphere 6 Beta was definitely this error message:
vsphere-client-no-vcenter-60rc

VMware promised to give it back in the GA release:

"vSphere C# Client beta builds had only host client functionality enabled. With the GA build, you can use the vSphere C# Client to connect to vCenter to do all activities just the way you would have done with previous releases. However, all new features from vSphere 5.1 onwards are available only in vSphere web client."

But is it really back? Read more »

vSphere Client Parameters (Autologin and Change Language)

Neither new, nor special, but still not known everywhere. With the vSphere Client you can...vsphere-client

  • ...automatically login to a vCenter or ESXi host without typing username and password
  • ...automatically login to a vCenter with the "Use Windows session credentials" option
  • ...change the display language

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Unattended VMware vSphere Client Installation (One-Click Install)

The VMware vSphere Client has an unattended install feature. This feature allows to install the client automatically without interaction. I wrote a little batch file which automatically downloads and installs all versions of the vSphere Client with one click.

vsphere-client-one-click-install

Download: install-vsphere-client.zip

Ensure that you run the script as administrator:
run-as-administrator
install-vsphere-client-all.bat

@echo off
bitsadmin.exe /transfer "4.1" http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/6/5/1/0/2/3/VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-1651023.exe %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-1651023.exe
bitsadmin.exe /transfer "5.0" http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/9/1/7/4/6/9/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-1917469.exe %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-1917469.exe
bitsadmin.exe /transfer "5.1" http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/2/3/0/6/3/5/6/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-2306356.exe %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-2306356.exe
bitsadmin.exe /transfer "5.5" http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/9/9/3/0/7/2/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe
bitsadmin.exe /transfer "6.0" http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0.exe %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0.exe

start /wait %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-1651023.exe /q /s /w /L1033 /v" /qr"
start /wait %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-1917469.exe /q /s /w /L1033 /v" /qr"
start /wait %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-2306356.exe /q /s /w /L1033 /v" /qr"
start /wait %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe /q /s /w /L1033 /v" /qr"
start /wait %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0.exe /q /s /w /L1033 /v" /qr"

del %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-1651023.exe
del %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-1917469.exe
del %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-2306356.exe
del %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe
del %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0.exe

If you need one specific version only:
install-vsphere-client-5-5.bat

@echo off
bitsadmin.exe /transfer "5.5" http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/9/9/3/0/7/2/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe
start /wait %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe /q /s /w /L1033 /v" /qr"
del %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe

install-vsphere-client-6-0.bat

@echo off
bitsadmin.exe /transfer "6.0" http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0.exe %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0.exe
start /wait %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0.exe /q /s /w /L1033 /v" /qr"
del %tmp%\VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0.exe

VMware vSphere Client Direct Download

Download links for VMware vSphere Clients:

vSphere Client 5.5
vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/9/9/3/0/7/2/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe

vSphere Client 5.1
vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/2/3/0/6/3/5/6/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-2306356.exe

vSphere Client 5.0
vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/9/1/7/4/6/9/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-1917469.exe

vSphere Client 4.1
vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/6/5/1/0/2/3/VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-1651023.exe

All downloads are direct links to VMware.
If you do not trust it, you will find similar information at KB2089791.

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vSphere 5.5 U2 C# Client can now edit Hardware Version 10 VMs

Slightly hidden in vSphere 5.5 Update 2 there is a new vSphere C# Client that can edit Virtual Machines running the latest Virtual Hardware (vmx-10). Instead of getting an error message when trying to edit Virtual Machines with Hardware Version 10 you can now reconfigure these machines with the legacy C# client. Understandably you can only edit pre-5.1 features. All 5.1/5.5 features are still only available with the vSphere Web Client.

With the vSphere Client you would usually see the following error message:

You-cannot-edit-vm-version-10

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