The end of the vSphere C# client (for real this time!)

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It has been a long time coming, but it is official as of today, that the C# vSphere client, AKA; the fat client, the legacy client, the windows client, is now finished. The next version of vSphere will only have the HTML5 client.

Some people will be angry because they have to figure out where everything is in the web client. Others may think that the web client doesn’t have all the functionality or speed of the C# client. Either way, change comes and you have to accept it or  get left behind.

Here are some tips on how to use the web client effectively.

1> Hover over the “homeburger” menu then click once to go just about anywhere in the interface. This is by far, the best feature.

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2> As of vSphere 6, right click actions are now more similar to the legacy client than they were before.

Action-Menus

3> Flash is gone. The client will be full HTML5, so it can be accessed from any device, any platform with no plugins required.

4> The new interface will look slightly different than previous iterations of the web client. See below for the current web interface of the HTML5 web client fling.

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Here is a video below of the performance differences from the current web client and the new HTML5 client (Care of Jason Fenech from Altaro ).

HTML5 webclient vs regular webclient

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Here is the official story from VMware below:

http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/05/goodbye-vsphere-client-for-windows-c-hello-html5.html

 

 

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