The vSphere Web Client was updated on July 12th.

Sorry I didn’t post the latest updates of the Fling (V1.11 – 1.13) but the updates comes to quick :)

The VMware Team makes a very good job and many new functions are in the last updates.

The changes and install instructions are listed here.

How to install?

Fresh installation/deployment Install vSphere HTML5 Web Client (v1.9 and newer)
Update of an existing vSphere HTML5 Web Client appliance Update vSphere HTML5 Web Client (v1.10 and newer)

New Features (v1.11 – 1.14)

  • Custom attribute names and values can be edited.
  • Create a VM on a folder.
  • Host firewall and services information can be viewed.
  • Hosts can be reconfigured for vSphere HA.
  • Basic ability to edit the HA settings of a cluster.
  • Live refresh of Manage snapshot tree (revert, delete, delete all)
  • Upgrade VMware Tools (interactive only)
  • Automatically upgrade VMware Tools on a VM.
  • Select between 12/24h time format.
  • Display of custom attributes in Summary portlets.
  • Display of Tags in the Summary portlets of VMs only.
  • Add VMFS Datastore wizard.


  • ESXi services can be controlled.
  • New Datastore wizard now allows selecting a host.
  • Select a storage policy when editing hard disk’s location.
  • Values for memory now default to GB instead of MB.
  • Objects displayed in the alarms panel can be clicked to navigate to them in the inventory.
  • Added IP address configuration in the VMkernel adapter details view.
  • View details of VMkernel adapters.
  • Some more new icons.

Bug Fixes

  • Changing the value of the first advanced DRS option no longer duplicates it.
  • Fixed height of the list of standard port groups.
  • Fixed fling versioning number mismatches.

Release Notes

  • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
  • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
        /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
        /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.