The vSphere Client enables you to connect to an ESX/ESXi host and to a vCenter Server system.

The vSphere Client must be installed on a Windows machine that has network access to the ESX host and Internet access.

1

Run the vSphere Client installer.

In the vCenter Server installer, double-click the autorun.exe file at C:\<vc-installer location>\ and click VMware vSphere Client.

If you downloaded the vSphere Client, double-click the VMware-viclient.exe file.

2

Choose a language for the installer and click OK.

3

When the Welcome screen appears, click Next.

4

Select I agree to the terms in the license agreement and click Next.

5

Type your user name and company name and click Next.

6

Select Install VMware vSphere Host Update Utility to manage host patches, updates, and upgrades from this machine and click Next.

7

Accept the default installation location and click Next, or click Change to select a different location and click Next.

8

Click Install to begin the installation.

9

Click Finish to complete the installation.

Connect to the host with the vSphere Client.