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Chris Hall

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Windows, Linux, Virtualisation, Unified Computing & Cloud Offerings Design Engineer.

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Ever since VMware stopped bundling the vSphere client in with ESX / ESXi, try as hard as I can, I can never seem to quickly and easily find the URL to download the flipping thing.

VMware: If you are not going to bundle the client, then at least make it easy to find and download from your website!  Alternatively, use a bit of SEO and get the direct download URL as result #1 when searching for "vsphere client download" in Google.  Surely it's not that hard is it?!?!

Anyway, sure I can extract it from the the Virtual Centre ISO image (see below for location), but it is not always practicable get a 150MB+ file to someone over email etc.

Being the suspicious type, I'm not interested in sending links to 3rd party file sharing sites either.  Who knows what could be included in the client installer?  No, if I'm sending anyone a link for them to install vSphere client for themselves, (or installing it for myself) I want to refer DIRECTLY to VMware's website.

So here we go then, a rolling post containing vSphere client download links direct from VMware's website (hover your mouse over the URLs if you don't believe me!)

vSphere v4.1
 - VMware vSphere Client v4.1 : VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-258902.exe
 - VMware vSphere Client v4.1 Update 1 : VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-345043.exe
 - VMware vSphere Client v4.1 Update 2 : VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-491557.exe
 - VMware vSphere Client v4.1 Update 3 : VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-799345.exe
 - VMware vSphere Client v4.1 Update 3a : VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-925676.exe

 vSphere v5.0
 - VMware vSphere Client v5.0  :  VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-455964.exe
 - VMware vSphere Client v5.0 Update 1 : VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-623373.exe
 - VMware vSphere Client v5.0 Update 1b : VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-804277.exe 
 - VMware vSphere Client v5.0 Update 2 :  VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-913577.exe

 vSphere v5.1
 - VMware vSphere Client v5.1  :  VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-786111.exe
 - VMware vSphere Client 5.1.0a : VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-860230.exe
 - VMware vSphere Client 5.1.0b : VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-941893.exe
 - VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1 : VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1064113.exe
 - VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1b: VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1235233.exe

Location of vSphere client in vCenter 4.1 ISO:


Be sure to checkout vSphere Update to Build Number before you go.

- Chris