The vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in Installer downloads the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in from My VMware at If the vSphere Web Client needs to go through a proxy server to access the site, you must specify proxy settings in the file of the vSphere Web Client before you use the installer.


This information applies only for installing vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in 1.0.1 or later in vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 or later.


In the computer in which the vSphere Web Client is installed, locate the file.

On Windows, the file is in the C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client directory.


The location of the VMware directory might vary based on the Windows version. Look for the VMware directory in the Application Data or Program Data folder.

On Linux, the file is in the /var/lib/vmware/vsphere-client directory.


Edit the file to add the following proxy properties.

proxyHost = proxy server hostname
proxyPort = proxy server port
proxyUser = user name for proxy server (if required)
proxyPassword = password for proxy server (if required)

Restart the vSphere Web Client service.

On Linux, use these commands.

service vsphere-client stop
service vsphere-client status
service vsphere-client start

On Windows, use these commands.

sc stop vspherewebclientsvc
sc query vspherewebclientsvc
sc start vspherewebclientsvc

proxyHost =
proxyPort = 1080
proxyUser = test
proxyPassword = ******