VMware vSphere Web Client

Contributor(s): Tom Walat

The VMware vSphere Web Client is the Web-based application that connects users to the vCenter Server to manage installations and handle inventory objects in a vSphere environment.

The Web Client presents a graphical user interface (GUI) featuring an object navigator, the main workspace, and the tasks and alarms panel. Through this GUI, the vSphere administrator can manage and supervise the objects listed in the virtualized data center.

The Web Client is comprised of a Java server and an application based on Adobe Flex that runs in a browser. VMware recommends using the Google Chrome Web browser for best performance.

Because the Web Client is based on the Adobe Flex platform, the operating system must have Flash installed. For vSphere 6, the Web Client requires Adobe Flash Player 16 or later. Because the latest Flash version is 11.2 for Linux operating systems, the Web Client is not available on those operating systems.

VMware introduced the Web Client in 2012 when vSphere 5.1 was released.

This was last updated in March 2015

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How do you like the vSphere Web Client for administrative duties?
I do not like that VMware is forcing you to use it. It is slow. I prefer the Windows Client.
vcsa work on linux but the webclient dos'nt work with linux. why vmware don't use html5 for the webclient. flash is dirty too


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