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vSphere HTML5 Web Client(Fling)
By Pranay Jha | May 19, 2016 | In Articles | Update: Apr 22, 2017 | Total Views [ 2874 ]
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As I am also new to this Fling, expecting some correction/ammendments in blog later on as I am also experiencing this new feuture VMware has just announced. Trying to deploy in my Lab Environment to see how it's different then vSphere Client, and how easy it's to deploy and management.

Manage your Environemnt using vSphere HTML5 Web Client aka Fling

VMware is known to keep end user and IT support team up to date for new and innovative technologies in market to meet the customer requirement, that's why no one is around as competitor if we will talk about Virtualizing the Environment.

VMware has finally announced to replace C# client(known as vSphere Client) to HTML5 Client(Fling). vSphere Client would not be available in further versions of vSphere, however it will not impact existing version 5.5 or 6.0 Environment. We can still use vSphere Client, however better to move HTML5 Fling as definitely it would have better management and new features which can be benefit to IT support to manage the environment and meeting customer requirement.

Good Bye vSphere Client Cool

VMware vSphere HTML5 Web Client has been developed using HTMS5 and Javascript. It's not deployed and fully functional as of now, however we can perform below task till the time it's in testing phase

  • VM Power Operations (common cases)
  • VM Edit Settings (simple CPU, Memory, Disk changes)
  • VM Console
  • VM and Host Summary pages
  • VM Migration (only to a Host)
  • Clone to Template/VM
  • Create VM on a Host (limited)
  • Additional monitoring views (Performance charts, Tasks, Events)
  • Global Views (Recent tasks, Alarms--view only)

How to Deploy vSphere HTML5 Web Client(Fling) in our environment.

Requirement to Deploy vSphere HTML5 Web Client:-

  • Processor: 2 vCPU
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • HDD: 14 GB Free Space
  • Supported vCenter Version: 6.0 and Later
  • Supported vCenter Type: Both either Windows or Appliance Based
  • Browser: It's will work in any Browser including IE11, Chrome, Firefox

Steps to Deploy this in your Environment:-

It's appliance based machine which is rqurid one time deployment in your Virtual Center, then you can access it through browser in your environemnt.

  • Download OVA file by Clicking Here
  • Deploy OVA in your vSphere 6.0 Environment using vSphere Web Client, ESXi host Console, or vSphere Client.
  • Use VMware HTML5 Client Deployment Guide to Perform CLI based installation. However, VMware is working on  to bring GUI Mode installation for this HTML5 Client.
  • You may also Refer to VMware vSphere Blog which is showing Step by Step Installation.

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