What is going on with vSphere Web Client?

We all know that with version of 5.1 of vSphere, VMware introduced the new vSphere Web Client for managing our virtual datacenters. Personally, I like it. It takes some time to get used to it, but once we do, I think it’s very usable.

What is good about this client (I don’t know why they call it client when it’s rather a server, and the client is actually our web browser) it can be used from our Linux or Mac boxes. Or should I say could be used. Why the past tense? Well, if we upgrade from version 5.1 to 5.5 (and perhaps 6.x some day), when we connect to the virtual center server web client from our Linux box, we receive info that we should upgrade our Adobe Flash Player to version 11.5.0 – “To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.5.0 or greater is installed“:

flash 11.5

Ok, no big deal, let’s go to Adobe site and download an upgrade for our browser:

flash 11.2

Note: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform. Adobe will continue to provide security backports to Flash Player 11.2 for Linux.

What now?

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3 Responses to What is going on with vSphere Web Client?

  1. Sigil_Thane says:

    Use Chome which uses PepperFlash which is 11.9 currently (…or you could use Chromium http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/install-pepper-flash-player-for.html )

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