If you are using the VMware vCenter Server Apppliance, you must register a vCenter Server 5.0 system with the vSphere Web Client from the command-line.

Because the admin-app user interface is not available on the vCenter Server Appliance, to register a vCenter Server system with the vSphere Web Client, you must register from the command-line using admin-cmd.sh.

Enter the following command on the vCenter Server Appliance:

/usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/scripts/admin-cmd.sh register

https://<WebClient_IPorHostName>:<WebClient_HttpsPort>/vsphere-client <VC_IP> <VC_Admin-User> <VC_Admin-Passwd>

If you use any special characters for the administrator password, you must enclose the password in single quotes.

/usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/scripts/admin-cmd.sh register https://webclient.mydomain.com:9443/vsphere-client vc.mydomain.com administrator 'CENSORED'