When you connect to a host with the vSphere Client, you can manage the host as well as all of the virtual machines that the host manages.

1

To start the vSphere Client, select Start > Programs > VMware > VMware vSphere Client.

2

Log in to the ESX host as the root user.

a

Enter the IP address or host name.

b

Enter the username root.

c

Enter the password you set during installation.

3

Click Login.

A security warning appears.

4

To continue, click Ignore.

This security warning message occurs because the vSphere Client detected a certificate that the ESX host signed (default setting). For highly secure environments, VMware recommends certificates that a trusted third party generates. You can set up third-party certificates later.

After you connect to the host with the vSphere Client, use the Getting Started tabs to import a virtual appliance.