Deploy a VMware vSphere Client using ESX or ESXi versions earlier than 6.5
See Install a connector in a VMware environment
Before you begin
The process to deploy a VMware vSphere Client (vSphere Client) differs slightly depending on the version of your VMware ESXi hypervisor. For a list of supported ESXi versions see Connector-to-VM and cloud platform compatibility matrix.
To deploy a connector with ESX or ESXi versions earlier than 6.5, use the vSphere Client to deploy a connector.
- Download the VMware connector from the EAA Management Portal. See Create and download a connector in EAA.
- The connector should download as a tar.gz file but the file extension may be incorrect in Microsoft Windows. Rename the tar file to a tar.gz file. For example, rename <filename>.tar to <filename>.tar.gz.
Decompress and untar the archive to extract the
In the vSphere Client:
agent.ovffile from the agent directory.
Make sure that the Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) deployment
completes successfully. Wait for the success message to appear.
- Click .
Install the VMware connector.