Deploy a VMware vSphere Client using ESX or ESXi versions earlier than 6.5

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.

How to

  1. Download the VMware connector from the EAA Management Portal. See Create and download a connector in EAA.
  2. 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.
  3. Decompress and untar the archive to extract the /agent directory
  4. In the vSphere Client:
    1. Click File > Deploy OVF Template.
      Deploy OVF Template
    2. Deploy the agent.ovf file from the agent directory.
      Deploy the agent.ovf file
    3. Make sure that the Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) deployment completes successfully. Wait for the success message to appear.
      Deployment successful

Next steps

Install the VMware connector.