We will continue delivering this Fling on a regular basis even with the released supported version of the vSphere Client, so we hope that most of you will continue to use the Fling and update it weekly so that we can get your feedback about our direction.
You can find a summary of changes in all the clients available in vSphere 6.5 in this blog post – What’s new in vSphere 6.5: vCenter management clients. In the blog, you can also find a link to all the features that are not available in the GA version of the vSphere Client and link to frequently asked questions on all the vSphere Clients.
We would also like to thank all of you that have tried the Fling and have provided us feedback, we would not have achieved the progress we have without your engagement.
For partners who want to extend the HTML Client, this Fling also includes a new HTML SDK. Please see the HTML Client SDK Fling Overview.pdf and download the html-client-sdk.zip.
- Linux will show a warning on the login page about being unsupported, but the Fling should still work after login
- Bug: Unpatched versions of IE can fail to login and end up at URL “vmware-csd://csd”: This is a known vCenter 6.0 bug that we cannot patch with this appliance. The KB and fix are located here: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2109554
- Bug: If the client page is visited before the server has fully started, sometimes the strings do not load and you will see things like “summaryView.guestFullName” in views or in action menus. Refreshing the page may fix this, but restarting the appliance server with: “/etc/init.d/vsphere-client restart” should definitely fix it.
- This client is designed for managing vCenter. If you are looking for the Host Client you can find it as “ESXi Embedded Host Client” (https://labs.vmware.com/flings/esxi-embedded-host-client).
- The new visual theme is called “Clarity”, and is also still in development. We will be fixing UI bugs and subtly changing the look and feel to fit the new Clarity standard.
- The appliance requirements are recommended settings. It should still work at lower settings, but performance may be impacted.
- The root password on the appliance is ‘demova’ (without quotes). If you enter the wrong password too many times you will get locked out. The easiest way to fix this is to redeploy the appliance from the OVA.
- HTML Client SDK Fling Overview and Release Notes-5097204.pdf.
- Create a new certificate for a HTML5 client fling v3.pdf.
- H5 Client Deployment Instructions and Helpful Tips_v27.pdf.
VMware Fling page
Download h5ngcVA-220.127.116.11-5130996_OVF10.ova from vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling page.
See previous HTML5 Web Client v2.5