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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

To accomplish this, just create or copy a shortcut to the vSphere Client and add the followig parameters:


Pass username and password 

"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe" -s <SERVER> -u <USER> -p <PASSWORD>

Use Windows session credentials

"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe" -s <SERVER> -passthroughAuth

Change vSphere Client language to english

"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe"  -locale en_US

The following languages are supported:

  • English: en_US
  • German: de_DE
  • Japanese: ja_JP
  • Simplified Chinese: zh_CN
  • French: fr_FR
  • Korean: ko_KR

2 thoughts on “vSphere Client Parameters (Autologin and Change Language)”

  1. Pingback: Changer la langue dans vsphere | Netadmins

  2. Hello,

    Do we have anyway in the host web client to do similar? I have read other sites that talk about editing the html but that is not an option, I just want to pass it I did in 6.0 thick client.

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