Forgot how great that Fling is // Web host Client

jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member
https://labs.vmware.com/flings/esxi-embedded-host-client

Really really neat

And if you got VMware Workstation / Fusion installed, and don't like the web console, the console can also be opened in there.

SO neat ...

Edit: Dang, the attached screenshots really are useless icon_sad.gif

Here in "raw"

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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,090Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Yup. The last hurdle in dropping the C# client has been overcome.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member
    I swear there was a host client in the vSphere 6 Beta tho ...
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,090Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    That's why the host web client is still only a fling. icon_wink.gif
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    main reason I dislike vSphere 6 is because the web client needs to be on a beefy PC or VM for the web client to 'flow' correctly, the normal client could be on a shitty PC or VM and it opened fine and was fluid.... the web browser one is slow...

    I only sit in the web client if I have too, otherwise I'm in the normal client, the feature difference between 6 and 5.5 don't warrant enough change to not sit in the normal client for normal tasks.I also dislike Adobe like the plaque and the web client requires flash to work, might be why it's so slow...
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Yeap, I've been using it since the Beta last year. At the time, I had added it to the Mastering Book, except in the end it wasn't released.
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  • joelsfoodjoelsfood Posts: 1,025Member
    I'm still a fat client user myself, but I put this on all of my hosts as of late. Great when a coworker/client turns off Vcenter without checking the host (ie, to add more ram), as I can hop on the web ui client faster than fat client connects to each host.
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member
    Only just today I noticed that some OVAs won't load properly if done with the fat client instead with the web :)
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  • joelsfoodjoelsfood Posts: 1,025Member
    Yeah, there are a few that require web these days, including the nested vsan one (William Lam's, I think?). So I use it when I have to
  • TheProfTheProf Posts: 331Users Awaiting Email Confirmation ■■■■□□□□□□
    Its a step in the right direction... Get rid of Java and Flash and it will make a huge difference! But I've been running that fling since version 1 and I love it... With version 3, there are already so many changes.

    Can't wait for the Web Client to finally be built on HTML 5.
  • mu5ic92mu5ic92 Posts: 27Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    jibbajabba wrote: »
    https://labs.vmware.com/flings/esxi-embedded-host-client

    Really really neat

    And if you got VMware Workstation / Fusion installed, and don't like the web console, the console can also be opened in there.

    SO neat ...

    Really cool
  • Rick9Rick9 Posts: 27Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Can't wait to install ESXi on my home server and test it!!
    I too second the switch from Flash to HTML5, please VMware do it quickly..
  • J.TotJ.Tot Posts: 84Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    jibbajabba wrote: »
    I swear there was a host client in the vSphere 6 Beta tho ...

    There was but it was funky. it used a Local tomcat server to host the client on your workstation, which then connected to esxi. This was supposed to replace the Thick client. Some legal problems happened with that and management so they decided to support/update the Thick client and ditched the "Host client"
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  • WagnaardWagnaard Posts: 124Member
    joelsfood wrote: »
    Yeah, there are a few that require web these days, including the nested vsan one (William Lam's, I think?). So I use it when I have to

    The nVidia GRID stuff too.
  • BrigBrig Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
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  • Rick9Rick9 Posts: 27Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Rick9 wrote: »
    Can't wait to install ESXi on my home server and test it!!
    I too second the switch from Flash to HTML5, please VMware do it quickly..

    Tried, awesome!!
    But there are some bugs.
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