vSphere Web Client Interface for ESXi 6 Standalone (without vCenter)

The ESXi Embedded Host Client is a native HTML and JavaScript application and is served directly from your ESXi host! It should perform much better than any of the existing solutions.

Please note that the Host Client cannot be used to manage vCenter. Currently, the client is in its development phase, the client is not fully featured and only implements a hand full of the most important features.

To manage ESXi host via web client without the need of vCenter server. ESXi Free Web client interface (HTML 5 based) allows to manage a host without the need of the legacy C++ Windows client. The utility is bundled as a vib and can be installed on ESXi host via SSH (via Putty for example) without the need to reboot the host.

What The Host client can do?

-Able to mount DVD/CD, .ISO, .img file
-VM operations (Power on, off, reset, suspend, etc).
-Creating a new VM, from scratch or from OVF/OVA (limited OVA support)
-Configuring NTP on a host
-Displaying summaries, events, tasks and notifications/alerts
-Providing a console to VMs
-Configuring host networking
-Configuring host advanced settings
-Configuring host services

Download the .vib here from VMware for Offline bundle for ESXi 5.x – esxui-offline-bundle-5.x-3843236.zip
Download the .vib here from VMware for Offline bundle for ESXi 6.x – esxui-offline-bundle-6.x-3843236.zip

Offline bundles are packages that can be loaded into VMware Update Manager to facilitate easy installation of the Host Client onto a cluster of ESXi Hosts

or Alternative Download from here

Filename: esxui-signed-3843236.vib
Fiesize: 3,156KB
CRC32: 0E4FD895
MD5: 878B4DEBB3D82027B39DB6FAE700946A
SHA-1: 4D6FDDFFE1A2A89D60F0BF38ABB6EBDF03F88957

Step1: Upload the ‘esxi-signed-3xxxx.vib’ file to your local DataStore in the ESXi that you want to install the Web UI

Step2: Connect to your ESXi host via Putty and enter this command below and make sure you use the full path of the .VIB file

esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/local_datastore/esxui-2976804.vib

 Step 3:  After you successfully installed the .VIB file browse your ESXi in your favorite web browser and type ‘https://192.168.0.xx/ui’ and then login using your local account root and your password

And that’s it your using the Web User Interface now and you can do advance configuration from here without using the vCenter web client.

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