Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client to manage your vSphere inventory.

If you want to use vCenter Server 5.0 with vSphere Web Client, verify that the vCenter Server 5.0 system is registered with vSphere Web Client.

If you want to use vCenter Server 5.1 or vCenter Server 5.5 with vSphere Web Client, verify that vCenter Server is installed and that both vCenter Server and vSphere Web Client point to the same vCenter Single Sign-On instance.

In vSphere 6.0, the vSphere Web Client is installed as part of the vCenter Server on Windows or the vCenter Server Appliance deployment. This way, the vSphere Web Client always points to the same vCenter Single Sign-On instance.

1

Open a Web browser and enter the URL for the vSphere Web Client: https://vceneter_server_ip_address_or_fqdn/vsphere-client or https://vceneter_server_ip_address_or_fqdn:9443.

2

Enter the credentials of a user who has permissions on vCenter Server, and click Login.

3

If a warning message about an untrusted SSL certificate appears, select the appropriate action based on your security policy.

Option

Action

Ignore the security warning for this login session only.

Click Ignore.

Ignore the security warning for this login session, and install the default certificate so that the warning does not appear again.

Select Install this certificate and do not display any security warnings for this server and click Ignore.

Select this option only if using the default certificate does not present a security problem in your environment.

Cancel and install a signed certificate before proceeding.

Click Cancel and ensure that a signed certificate is installed on the vCenter Server system before you attempt to connect again.

The vSphere Web Client connects to all the vCenter Server systems on which the specified user has permissions, allowing you to view and manage your inventory.