vSphere Web Client allows to manage vCenter Servers and their inventories using a browser. Installing vSphere Web Client you can access all the latest 5.5 features.
The classic vSphere Client is still operating to support only the features set in vSphere 5.0 and used for the vSphere Update Manager and Host Client. To perform the correct installation, vSphere Web Client requires SSO service installed in the system.
- Part 1 – Install guide introduction
- Part 2 – Install ESXi 5.5
- Part 3 – Install vCenter Single Sign-On
- Part 4 – Install vSphere Web Client
- Part 5 – Install Inventory Service
- Part 6 – Create vCenter database and DSN
- Part 7 – Install vCenter Server
- Part 8 – Create Update Manager database and DSN
- Part 9 – Install Update Manager
Part 4 – Install vSphere Web Client
From VMware vCenter Installer select vSphere Web Client option and click the Install button.
The installation wizard starts. Click Next to proceed.
You have to accept the EULA prior continue. Click Next.
Leave default installation directory then click Next.
If you don’t have specific needs, leave default ports. Click Next to continue.
Type SSO administrator and password leaving the default value in the Lookup Service URL field. Click Next.
A self certificate is generated by the system. Click Yes to continue.
You must install the certificate in the system to make connections secure. Click Install certificates.
The wizard is now ready to complete the installation. Click Install to proceed.
The next screen shows the installation status.
When the Setup Wizard completes the installation, click Finish to end the procedure.
Before accessing vSphere Web Client for the first time, you need to wait some minutes to allow the system to load all services. Click OK.
vSphere Web Client installation is complete. The next component to install is the Inventory Service.