vSphere Lab-in-a-Box 03: Installation of vSphere Client
This post will detail the installation of the vSphere Client, which will be used to manage the Lab Host ESXi installation.
Install the vSphere Client
Either extract the vSphere Client install file from the ESXi ISO, or open a browser to the address displayed on your Lab Host and click the link to Download vSphere Client.
Start the installation and select your Language
Agree to the License
Choose the installation location and then click Install to start
After the installation has finished, run the vSphere Client icon from the desktop. Enter the IP address of your Lab Host, along with root as the username and the password you entered during the installation.
A Certificate Warning will pop up. Tick the box at the bottom and then click Ignore.
You will receive an Evaluation Notice warning, indicating how much time you have left on your evaluation.
And finally, you will be presented with the Getting Started screen of your Lab Host.
In the next part, we’ll configure the Lab Host to allow the virtual machines to communicate with each other.
Lab-in-a-Box Series: 01 Introduction 02 ESXi Installation on Physical Hardware 03 Installation of vSphere Client 04 Lab Host Configuration 05 Domain Controller Setup 06 Domain and Related Services 07 Configuration of Virtual ESXi Servers 08 vCenter Server Setup 09 vCenter Server Configuration 10 Set up OpenFiler NAS 11 Set up iSCSI 12 Set up NFS 13 Set up Secondary Domain Controller 14 vMotion Tests