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Today we’re pleased to announce our first full update to the h5client fling.  In case you missed it, this blog post helps introduce how to install the first version of the fling (These instructions should all still apply if you’re installing from scratch): http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/03/vsphere-html5-web-client-fling-getting-started.html

You can read more detailed notes about version 1.1 on the Fling page Change Log, but in this space we’d like to highlight one particular thing: Our focus on continuous improvements for h5client.  Releasing as a Fling gives us the opportunity to take user feedback faster, but a very important component of this tight cycle is making it easy for you to stay current.

Making an OVA deployment was the first step.  The second step is to provide the in-place upgrade flow that you’ll now find on the Fling’s Instructions page (https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vsphere-html5-web-client).  Some of you have already tested this flow, and we thank you for your help!  

Please sign up for our mailing list if you’re interested http://goo.gl/forms/IqGJ5twYHf

We will make further improvements to the upgrade flow (upgrade notifications in the UI, easily upgrade from the UI, etc), so this is only the beginning.  The biggest thing we need is your help in sticking with the mindset of always staying current with the h5client.

We’d also love to hear about how you’ve deployed the h5client.  We have heard of at least one very large customer that has deployed the Fling directly into their Production environment.  We’d like to hear more stories like this, so please take 5 minutes to fill out this survey: http://goo.gl/forms/wmOvmLVwV4

New features in v1.1:

  • Add Devices (CD/DVD Drive, Network Adapter, Hard Disk)
  • Migrate to cluster (and set migration priority)
  • Add new cluster (basic)
  • Bug fixes
  • Minor improvements to existing flows

Stay tuned to this space for more news about h5client.  You won’t want to miss our next update.

Dennis Lu & Vishwa Srikaanth

Product Managers, vSphere Web Client