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This has to be the most frustrating site ever (vmware's), but I am unable to find where the download link to the vsphere client.

Did they rename this tool? Anyone know how to get to this link?

EDIT: I Answered the question below.

Also, they did not change the name as I had once pondered. By the way, the fact that this question was closed for being too localized is a JOKE--my a moderator could do something about this...

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"The fact that this question was closed for being too localized is a JOKE" - yep, this over-moderation is ruining the entire stack-exchange cluster. –  david.barkhuizen Aug 19 '13 at 11:09
This question/answer were very helpful to me. It's not "unlikely to help any future visitors." It's should be opened. –  LarsH Nov 28 '13 at 12:49
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closed as too localized by random Dec 11 '12 at 5:36

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finally. I found someone's blog who had the same problem. In the link he points to a hardcoded link to vmwares clients...


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Since the Q is closed and I can't make a wiki answer vSphere client 5.5.0 can be found http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/2/8/1/6/5/0/VMware-viclient-all‌​-5.5.0-1281650.exe. Note that I too found this Q/A very helpful –  BeowulfNode42 Nov 28 '13 at 13:41
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If you have installed VMware ESXi server, you can manage the ESXi server using vSphere client. vSphere client works only on Windows host. If you don’t have vSphere client installed, download it from your local VMware Server home page. i.e go to http://{your-vmware-server-ip} to download vSphere client.

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I read this too, however the server has a webserver running so these requests simply get forwarded to apache. I've downloaded the client direct from them before...I just need to do it again :( –  OnResolve Jun 20 '12 at 16:19
That should be http://{your-esx-server-ip}/ and not any of the host's IPs. There's also a slightly more canonical reference. –  Ladadadada Feb 23 '13 at 21:50
That only provides a link directly to the same version as the ESXi host which is likely older than current. My ESXi host version is incompatible with Windows 8.1 that I was trying to install it on. –  BeowulfNode42 Nov 28 '13 at 13:36
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