Functionality Updates for the vSphere Client

Updated on: 15 November 2016

vSphere Client 6.5 | 15 NOVEMBER 2016 | ISO Build 4564106

The Unsupported Functionality table documents the vSphere Web Client workflow functionality not available in the vSphere Client at the release of VMware vSphere 6.5. Any vSphere Web Client functionality not documented in this table is supported in the vSphere Client at release. Check periodically for updates to the Unsupported Functionality table.

Unsupported Functionality

Functional Area
Workflow
Unsupported in the vSphere Client
Additional Notes
Cluster Configuration
  • DRS/HA virtual machine overrides
  • Predictive DRS
  • HA runtime monitoring
  • Create and delete datastore cluster
  • Proactive HA
 
Cluster Datastore
  • Monitor SDRS
  • Configure SDRS settings, rules, and VM overrides
 
Cluster Monitor
  • Resource utilization and reservation views
  • DRS utilization monitoring
  • Overview performance charts
 

Content Library

Deploy from template

  • Custom options
 

Datastore

Management

  • Connectivity view (VMFS)
  • Multipathing view (VMFS)
  • Device Backing view (VMFS)
  • Connectivity view (NFS)
  • Datastore default policy read-only view
  • Create NFS datastore wizard
  • Increase VMFS datastore wizard
  • Create VVOL datastore wizard
  • VVOL datastore default profiles
  • VVOL capability profiles capacity summary portlet
  • Upgrade VMFS datastore
  • Mount and Unmount VMFS datastore
  • Mount and unmount existing VVOL datastore to hosts
  • Unmount NFS datastore from hosts
  • Mount existing NFS datastore to additional hosts
  • Register virtual machine
  • Refresh datastore capacity
  • Configure storage I/O Control
  • Edit multipathing policy and paths for VMFS datastore devices
  • Copy, move, rename, and inflate datastore files
  • Change datastore default policy
  • Datastore protocol endpoints
  • Datastore selector advanced mode
  • Datastore capability sets
 

Datastore

Storage Providers

  • Storage providers master details read-only view
  • Register new storage provider
  • Remove storage provider
  • Rescan storage providers
  • Refresh storage provider certificate
 

Fault Tolerance

Displays and Operations

  • Fault tolerance operations
  • Fault tolerance summary portlet
  • Migrate secondary workflow
 
Host Management Host Configuration
  • ESXi NTP settings

  • ESXi join and leave AD/LDAP domain
  • Move ESXi host into and out of cluster
  • Move ESXi host between folders
  • ESXi host certificate operations
  • ESXi change lockdown mode settings
  • ESXi PCI passthrough devices
  • Host edit boot options
  • ESXi two-factor authentication
  • Configure host profiles
 
Host Management Network Configuration
  • Distributed virtual switch
  • Edit standard switch portgroup settings
  • Add standard port groups
  • Add physical network adapters
  • Edit TCP/IP stacks
  • Manage physical network adapters (VSS/VDS)
  • Migrate VMs to another network
 

Host Management

Settings

  • Host VVOL protocol endpoints
 

Host Management

Storage Devices

  • Erase partition
  • Turn locator LED on and off
  • Mark and unmark flash disk
 

Host Management

Storage Policy

  • Global view
  • Summary view
  • Monitor view
  • Manage view
  • Related items view
  • VM storage policy assignments read-only view
  • Create and edit storage policy wizard
  • Integrate storage policies in deploy OVF wizard
  • Storage policy delete, check compliance, and reapply
  • Reset VSAN default policy
  • Delete storage policy component
 

Host Storage

Adapters

  • Rescan storage adapter
  • Enable and disable paths
  • Storage adapters list
 

Host Storage

iSCSI

  • Edit general settings
  • View iSCSI hardware network settings
  • Add software iSCSI adapter
  • Disable software iSCSI adapter
  • Hardware iSCSI to IPv6 support
  • Add and remove network port binding
  • View static and dynamic discovery target details
  • Add static and dynamic discovery targets
  • Edit adaptor authentication
  • Edit target authentication
  • Remove target
  • Advanced options
 

Host Storage

Management
  • Edit multipathing policies
  • Attach and detach device
  • Rescan storage
  • Refresh storage system
  • Update SCSI LUN display name
  • Datastore list integration
  • Add and remove software FCoE adapter
  • Host cache configuration
  • Protocol endpoint properties, paths, and datastores
  • I/O filters
 

Host Storage

Virtual Flash

  • Resource management
  • Host swap cache configuration
  • Add virtual flash resource capacity
 
Platform 508 Compliance
  • Initial support
 

Platform

Actions

  • Action button bar
 

Platform

Advanced search

  • Search for VMs by compliance status
 
Platform Docking
  • Drag and drop, close, and restore panes
 

Platform

Inventory Tree

  • Drag and drop
  • Inline rename
  • Aggregated nodes
 

Platform

Live Refresh

  • Object navigator live refresh
  • Related lists live refresh
 
Platform Object Selector
  • Show recent objects
 

Platform

Portlets

  • Reorder, expand, collapse, close, and persist portlets
 
Platform Recent Objects View
  • View recent object pane
 
Platform Related Items Lists
  • Action button bar
  • Filter list
  • Quick filter lists
 

Platform

Selection Widget

  • Search
 
Platform Wizards
  • TIWO (Things I am Working On) wizard
  • Sticked workflows (wizard over wizard)
 

vApp

 

  • All edit and display settings
  • All workflows
 

vCenter

Management

  • Synchronize all VSAN storage providers
 

VCHA

Management and Deployment

  • All workflows
 

VM Administration

Compliance

  • Check VM compliance
  • SPBM compliance column in VM list
 

VM Administration

Deployment

  • Deploy VM from content library wizard
 

VM Administration

Global Permissions

  • Read only view of global permissions details
  • Create permission
  • Edit existing role of a permission
  • Right click on object to add permission
 

VM Administration

Profiles

  • Manage VM profiles (including RGs)
  • Batch manage VM profiles
 

VM Administration

Roles

  • Read only view of roles details
  • Create role
  • Clone role
 

VM Administration

Single Sign-on

  • SSO users and groups
  • SSO configuration
 

VM Administration

Storage Policies

  • Reapply storage policies for out-of-date VMs
  • Storage policy components view
  • Create and edit storage policy component dialog
  • Delete storage policy component
 

VM Administration

Summary

  • VM compliance summary portlet
 

VM Configuration

VM Edit Settings

  • Device configuration options
  • Adding the hardware devices: exist hard disk, RDM disk, floppy drive, serial port, parallel port, host USB device, USB controller, SCSi device, PCI device, SCSi controller, SATA controller
  • Virtual machine options
  • SDRS rules
  • vApp options
 

VM Configuration

VM Summary

  • Advanced configuration portlet
  • Virtual machine storage policies portlet
  • vApp details portlet
  • Update manager compliance portlet
  • Video card details in hardware portlet
 

VM Crypt

All

  • All workflows
 

VM Customization

Image Customization

  • All workflows
 

VM Deployment

Deploy OVF/OVA

  • Deploy OVF/OVA
 

VM Lists

Templates

  • Sorting and filtering by column
Design and semantical differences from the vSphere Web Client 6.5
  • The vSphere Client introduces new visual and interaction design on how column visibility and filtering are managed. It’s done through the columns header.

VM Lists

VMs

  • VM list on vApp
  • Sorting and filtering by column
Design and semantical differences from the vSphere Web Client 6.5
  • The vSphere Client introduces new visual and interaction design on how column visibility and filtering are managed. It’s done through the columns header.

VM Migration

Drag & Drop

  • List to list
  • Tree to list
  • List to tree
  • To and from host outside the cluster
  • To and from virtual machine folder and data center
  • To and from datastore and datastore cluster
  • To and from standard network, opaque network, or distributed port group
 

VM Migration

Migrate VM

  • Migration to another datastore or datastore cluster
  • Migration of compute and storage
  • Migration requiring a network change
  • Migration to another VMware vCenter cluster
  • Migration of multiple virtual machines at once
 

VM Migration

Move To

  • All workflows
 

VM Operations

Install and Upgrade VMware Guest OS Tools

  • Batch mode install, upgrade, and unmount for multiple virtual machines selected from a virtual machine list
  • Client-side checks for insufficient privileges or incorrect states
 

VM Operations

Power Operations

  • Keyboard shortcuts for power operations
Workaround
  • Open the Guest OS action menu to see the available power operations.

VM Operations

Remote Console

  • Changing preferred console from the gear icon
 

VM Provisioning

Clone Template to Template

  • All workflows
 

VM Provisioning

Clone VM to Template

  • All permission checks
Design and semantical differences from the vSphere Web Client 6.5
  • Compatibility check control layout is similar to the vSphere Web Client 6.0 design with no popup when more than a single message is available.

VM Provisioning

Clone and deploy VM from Template

  • All permission checks
  • Cloning virtual machines datastore clusters that are not SDRS enabled
Design and semantical differences from the vSphere Web Client 6.5
  • Compatibility check control layout is similar to the vSphere Web Client 6.0 design with no popup when more than a single message is available.

VM Provisioning

Convert Template to VM

  • All workflows
 

VM Provisioning

Convert VM to Template

  • Conversion of multiple virtual machines
 

VM Provisioning

New VM

  • Permission checks on data centers, clusters, folders datastores, and networks
  • Missing devices for hardware customization
  • Creating virtual machines on datastore clusters that are not SDRS enabled
  • Creating virtual machines under resource pool in vApp
Design and semantical differences from the vSphere Web Client 6.5
  • Compatibility check control layout is similar to the vSphere Web Client 6.0 design with no popup when more than a single message is available.

VM Provisioning

Register VM

  • All workflows
 

VM Provisioning

Remove VM

  • Remove from inventory
 

VM Snapshot

Snapshot Operations

Design and semantical differences from the vSphere Web Client 6.5
  • The current design is taken from vSphere Web Client 6.0.

VMFS 6

 

  • Add VMFS 6 version in create VMFS datastore wizard
  • Space reclamation settings
  • Edit space reclamation