The vSphere Client enables you to connect to an ESX 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.

When you use the vSphere Client, the vSphere Client appears in the language associated with the locale setting on the machine. You can alter this behavior with a command-line instruction or by changing the locale in the registry of the machine. See the VMware vSphere Datacenter Administration Guide.

You must download the vSphere Client installer.

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

The system must have an Internet connection.


Double-click the VMware-viclientbuild number.exe file to run the vSphere Client installer.


Choose a language for the installer and click OK.


In the Welcome screen, click Next.


Review the End-User Patent Agreement and click Next.


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


Type your user name and organization name and click Next.


Select the installation location.

Accept the default installation location and click Next.

Click Change to select a different location and click Next.


Click Install to begin the installation.


Click Finish to complete the installation.

Connect to the host with the vSphere Client.