The new HTML5 based VMware Host Client for managing ESXi host is finally available with the latest release vSphere 6.0 Update 2. I’m not sure if the most memorable name is “ESXi Embedded Host Client”, “EHC”, “esx-ui” or “VMware Host Client”. However, the new client is a great alternative to the C# VMware vSphere Client aka. “Fat Client”, or any other existing ESXi configuration solutions.
In this post I am going through the full configuration of an ESXi Host to see if the VMware Host Client can replace the C# Client for configuring and managing Standalone ESXi Hosts.