--> Une bien belle nouveauté, le client Web vSphere 5 accessible depuis un browser avec Flash (Désolé pour l' iPad/iPhone, cool pour Android 2.X et 3.X) qui permet de tout manager sans installer le client :)


One of the most visible features of the newly announced (and soon to be released) vSphere 5 is the new web-client used for vSphere administration. VMware has stated that this new web client will soon be replacing the current Windows-based vSphere Client, written in the C# language. VMware admins have long since voiced that they wanted a client that runs on a Mac and/or a client that is web-based. VMware has listened by creating a new web-based client written in Adobe Flex

What does the new vSphere Web-Client Offer?

The new vSphere web-client offers most of the same features as the traditional vSphere client. Here is a list of some of the features:

  • Hosts and virtual machine inventory view
  • Administration of hosts, VMs, templates, storage, and networks
  • VM remote console access
  • Event and task monitoring

Besides the traditional vSphere Client administrative features, the new web version of the vSphere client offers:

  • Ability to administer vSphere from any computer with a supported web browser, Adobe Flash, and a network connection to the vSphere infrastructure.
  • No installation of a client to administer vSphere
  • Ability to administer vSphere from any operating system including Mac OSX, Linux, and, of course, Windows
  • An innovative work in progress feature (covered below)
  • A visually appealing interface

Besides “looking pretty” and functioning on any platform without an install, the new vSphere web-client’s “work in progress feature” is quite nice.

The work in progress feature allows you to save a configuration task that you are in the middle of, do something else, and come back to your partially completed task. When you do save your task, it is stored on the right side of the web-client interface in a box called, you guessed it, the “work in progress” panel. Here’s how it works…

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