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

The vSphere Client must be installed on a Windows machine that has network access to the ESXi 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 vCenter Server and Host Management documentation.

Download 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.


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


Follow the prompts in the wizard to complete the installation.

Connect to the host with the vSphere Client.