VCP5 – Determine use case for vSphere Client and Web Client

There are 3 client interfaces available for vSphere
vSphere Client

  • Primary method of managing vSphere
  • Must be installed on a Windows client
  • Provides all vSphere management functions

vSphere Web Client

  • Provides a subset of the vSphere management functions
  • Well suited for most day-to-day administration tasks
  • Accessible via most web browsers (requires Adobe Flash)

vSphere Command Line Interface

  • Uses the vSphere Power-CLI to manage most aspects of vSphere
  • Requires Microsoft PowerShell to function

More detail is available at: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=/com.vmware.vsphere.vcenterhost.doc_50/GUID-E1D90120-73EB-4B00-9F89-8650EBE911F7.html

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