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With vSphere 5.1 comes a new vSphere Web Client

With the release of vSphere 5.1 there is a brand new client to manage and administer your vSphere environment. Although a web client has been been part of vCenter server since it’s introduction, it has been some what limiting in features but helpful for those times of need. In vSphere 5.1 the web client has been completely rewritten from the ground up with the focus on providing a cross platform client that delivers comparable features and functionality to that of the desktop client. In fact all new technologies delivered with vSphere 5.1 are only manageable within the vSphere web client making it the primary go to client in vSphere 5.1.

With this new client comes some changes to the familiar way of using the desktop client, primarily in navigation however once you get the hang of it you will wonder how you worked without it and this does highlight a small learning curve required. I have recorded a video that highlights the changes around relational navigation as well as show off the new features and technologies found in the new web client that help you as an administrator to simplify and save time.


The video has been split into two parts, the first showing the layout and organization of the new vSphere web client.

and the second on navigation and timesaving features.

I hope you enjoy and find these beneficial to getting up and running quickly with the new vSphere web client.


8 thoughts on “With vSphere 5.1 comes a new vSphere Web Client

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  3. Javier

    I think i am not the only one to think that adobe flash is not the way to go. Hopefully VMware will be working on an alternative and considering other technologies which are not in the process of being phased out.

  4. Mike

    The only reason I installed flash was to have a look at the web client. I removed it afterward. Flash is a horrible technology that should disappear and be completely replaced by HTML 5. Hopefully v 5.2 will have this, and we don’t have to wait for v6. 😉

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