Lab 1: Install VMware vSphere GUI

Reference Project Architecture: infrastucture

In this lab, I am going to show how to install VMware vSphere Graphical User Interface  ” VMware VSphere Client”

The vSphere Client is an interface for administering vCenter Server and ESXi hosts. It is the user interface and configured based on the server to which it is connected. The main function of vSphere Client for infrastructure configuration and day-to-day operations.

The task list for the lab 1: 

  • IInstall the vSPhere Client


  • VMware vSphere Software on the client Machine

The Steps for the task: Install the vSphere Client

Step1: As my software is zip state, I firstly extracting it. Double click on the compressed file.



Step 2: After completing the extracting, It prepares to start installing

Option 1: Setup Language: English [ You can select your own language as per your preference] 3.jpg


Option 2: Welcome page


Option 3: Agree on the license Agreement  by selecting  “I agree to the terms of the license agreement”

Option 4: Destination folder: select the default destination [ It can be changeable, you can select different destination by clicking on “Change”]


Option 5: Ready to Install the program. Click “ Install7.jpg8.jpg

Step 3: Click finish after installing is complete9.jpg

Step 4: Log in the ESXi host one with the vSphere Client.  Double click the “vSphere Client” icon

Option 1: Double click the “vSphere Client” icon

Option 2: Give the host IP address or Hostname with domain address. Here I log in using my first host: vexsi01.momataj.local or I can log in using IP address

Option 3: Give the username: root and ESXi host root password.


Option 4: If you get a certificate issue “ Security Warning“. Select Install this certificate and do not display Security Warning for a host. Then you will never get this security warning in the future for this host while you log in!

Click “Ignore


Step 5: Verify that Home -> Inventory -> Inventory is displayed in the navigation bar at the stop of the vShpere client11.jpg

Step 6: Double click on the “Inventory” and verify that host is listed as the root in the inventory view on the left side of the window.


Step 7: Go to the vSphere client menu bar, Select  File -> Exit to close the vSphere client 14

Thank you 🙂


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