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

You must have the vCenter Server installer or the vSphere Client installer.

You must be a member of the Administrators group on the system.

The system must have an Internet connection.

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-build number.exe file.

2

Choose a language for the installer and click OK.

This selection controls the language only for the installer.

3

In the Welcome screen, click Next.

4

Review the End-User Patent Agreement and click Next.

5

If you agree to the terms of the license agreement, select I agree to the terms in the license agreement and click Next.

6

Type your user name and organization name and click Next.

7

Select the installation location.

Accept the default installation location and click Next.

Click Change to select a different location and click Next.

8

Click Install to begin the installation.

9

Click Finish to complete the installation.

You can use the vSphere Client to connect to an ESX host or to connect to a vCenter Server system.