On Jun 8th the VMware Fling team released the vSphere HTML5 Web Client in version 1.9.0.

Several new features, bugfixes and improvements are in the new update.
I’m explaining how to update your existing vSphere HTML5 Web Client.

The new features and improvements could be found at



  • For an update download the rpm file and upload it to the appliance (e.g. /tmp) or if your appliance has internet access use wget to download the file.vSphereHTML5Client_Fling_Update1.9_000001
    wget https://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/vsphere_html_client/vsphere-h5-client-1.6.0-3892664.noarch.rpm
  • If you do not even installed the vsphere-client-config-ui download and upload it to your appliance to.
  • Stop the vSphere Web Client
    /etc/init.d/vsphere-client stop
  • Start the Update
    rpm -Uvh ./vsphere-client-config-ui-
    rpm -Uvh ./vsphere-h5-client-1.6.0-3892664.noarch.rpm



  • After successfull install cleanup your appliance
    rm -rf /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/server/work
  • Start the vSphere Web Client
    /etc/init.d/vsphere-client start


  • After initialization had done you can login and check the correct version in the upper right corner
    Help – AboutvSphereHTML5Client_Fling_Update1.9_000007


Now feel free to test the new version and send feedback with the smiley button at the upper right corner!