If you use VMware Server 2.x, you probably love the web based management console about as much as I do. In other words, not very much.
I like the product well enough (and the price!) that I’ve just been dealing with it up to this point. I mean seriously, it’s not like you have to spend a lot of time managing the server once it’s up and going, right?
Today I was very happy to learn that we do have an alternative to that web management interface. Turns out the VMware Infrastructure Client installer is dropped onto your server when you first install. Just point a browser to:
and fetch the client to install. Or, while on the VMware Server machine, find your VMware install directory and get the installer that way:
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Server\hostd\docroot\client\VMware-viclient.exe
Remember to include the port number when connecting to your server!
Give it a shot — I bet you’ll love it.
[Big huge happy hat tip to Concentrated Technology for this one!]
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