I want/need Feature X in or give feedback over the vSphere Client, how do I do that?
Giving feedback or requesting features is pretty easy. It is just one click away in the form of a smiley in the top right corner of the client. Clicking it gives you a feedback form. One of the options is to enter an idea. Make…
Does the vSphere Client have code generation options?
I only want to see hosts and clusters in ‘Hosts and Clusters’. Is that possible?
My preferences contains an option, that filters out the VMs from the Hosts and Clusters view.
Can the vSphere Client remember my choice for default console
Yes, the vSphere Client can remember your choice for the default console. Go to ‘My Preferences’ and select the Default Console tab.
Can I filter the lists?
You can filter some, but not all list views. There are two different ways you can filter the lists. The filter icon will show up in the column bar. Click on the filter icon will show a popup where you can type the text you…
I don’t see all the running tasks
At the bottom of your screen you have a recent tasks window. Sometimes it doesn’t show all your tasks, especially when you have a lot of recent tasks. To see all the tasks you click at the ‘More Tasks’ at the bottom right. When clicking…
The vSphere Client is behaving erratically. What can I do?
Sometimes all you have to do is to clear your browser cache. You might want to keep the cookies while cleaning the cache. If you switched to the dark theme, try and switching it to light. If everything is messed up and you get messages…
Is there a dark theme?
Yes, there is, log in to the client, click your name and ‘switch theme’. Mind the note that is shown on switching: “vSphere Client plugins (including VMware and Partner plugins) are still being upgraded to the new dark theme. Expect some plugins to exhibit visual…
How can I go directly to the vSphere Client
When you enter the name of your vCenter server you normally get a page where you can choose the vCenter Client (HTML5) or the vCenter Web Client (Flash). If you want to go directly to the vSphere Client you can enter the link as https://your-vcenter/uiThat…
I have issues with the vSphere Client Fling, where can I get help?
Since Flings by nature are experimental, you can’t go through the normal support process. If you want support, you can go the the Flings page at https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vsphere-html5-web-client.
How can I sort columns in list views in the vSphere Client?
This one is easy. Just click on the column name. The first time you click it will sort from A-Z. Click again and it will sort from Z-A.
Can I try out new features of the vSphere Client, before they become available publicly?
You can use the Fling of vSphere Client to test new features in the client. Download it from https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vsphere-html5-web-client, deploy it like an OVA and start using those new features. Remember however that you should not install this on production systems. The Flings by nature…
How do I find out which version of the vSphere Client I have?
Check the “About VMware vSphere” dialog under the Question mark in the menu, top right.
Is it true that I can’t use plugins in vSphere Client any more?
vSphere Client supports plugins with the plugin SDK.. If you are missing plugins that you used in the past, check if the plugin is still needed and/or check with the provider of that plugin if there is a HTML5 compatible plugin available. On the VMware…
I can’t add columns to my lists in the new vSphere Client
Each column has a small kind of down arrow in it. When you click that it shows a ‘show/hide column’ menu item. Select it and you get a list of columns you can insert at that location.