vSphere Client Linux / Multi Platform / vSphere Host Client Web Based CentOS, Redhat, Fedora, Ubuntu

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This article will discuss about the vSphere Client for Linux, vSphere Client is actually made for Mac OS X system ever made by VMWare, but I make a few changes so that the vSphere Client can be in the “Porting” for Linux systems.

vSphere Client uses Web Based so that we not only can use it as Desktop App course, but can we make it so that the vSphere Client can be accessed from anywhere as long as there certainly Browser.

ESXi Embedded Host Client

On Linux systems because the vSphere Client requires the Adobe Flash Player 11.x and for the Firefox browser on Linux is not available, then we need Google Chrome Browser.

Preparation / System Requirements:
1. Java JRE 1.7.x (do not use Java JRE 1.8.x, because there will be a crash)
2. Apache Tomcat Server 7.x (already included in the package “vSphere host-client.tar”)

Download:
1. Java JRE 1.7.x ( here )
2. vSphere Client @ linuxcoding.org ( here )

Installation:
Save all downloads to one folder (eg create a folder: install-vSphere-hosted-client).

$cd install-vsphere-host-client

Install Java JRE

$sudo rpm -ivh jre-7u71-linux-x64.rpm

Extract vSphere-hosted-client.tar

$tar xvf vsphere-host-client.tar

Run the vSphere Client

$cd vsphere-host-client
$./start.sh


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vsphere client summaryvsphere client monitor

Shutdown/Close vSphere Client

$./shutdown.sh

Note:
vSphere Client for Linux is not supported officially by VMWare.

Preparation Patching:
Sign on directories vSphere-hosted-client

$cd vsphere-host-client
$wget https://linuxcoding.org/patch/vsphere-host-client/install_patch.sh

Applying Patch:

$chmod 755 install_patch.sh
$./install_patch.sh

For Ubuntu users, who got into trouble with the Java JRE please follow the steps below: Tested Ubuntu 14:04

Download tar.gz archive Java JRE: Java JRE 1.7.x ( here )
Extract the downloaded:

$tar xvfz jre-7u79-linux-x64.tar.gz

Create a directory for the JRE:

$sudo mkdir /usr/java

Move the extracted JRE:

$sudo mv jre1.7.0_79/ /usr/java/

Changing the directory owner:

$sudo chown -Rf root.root /usr/java/

Make a symbolic link to Java Latest:

$sudo ln -s /usr/java/jre1.7.0_79 /usr/java/latest

vSphere Client running on Ubuntu 14:04: After all the command completes, please run the vSphere Client as usual.
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Source: https://blog.linuxcoding.org/artikel/vsphere-client-linux-multi-platform-vsphere-host-client-web-based-untuk-centos-redhat-fedora-ubuntu/

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