The vSphere Client enables you to connect to an ESXi host and to a vCenter Server system.

Verify that you have the vCenter Server installer or the vSphere Client installer.

Verify that you are a member of the Administrators group on the system.

Verify that the system has an Internet connection.

1

Run the vSphere Client installer in one of the following ways.

Option

Description

If you are installing from the vCenter Server installer

a

In the software installer directory, double-click the autorun.exe file.

b

Select vSphereClient.

c

Click Install.

If you downloaded the vSphere Client

Double-click the VMware-viclient-build number.exe file.

2

Follow the prompts in the wizard to complete the installation.

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