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.


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.


Choose a language for the installer and click OK.

This selection controls the language only for the installer.


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.

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