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Silly question... how the heck do you manage vSphere 6.7 now?

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by crinkleshoes, Jun 13, 2018 at 2:11 PM.

  1. crinkleshoes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 9, 2009

    Posts: 10,611

    Location: 720S or GT3

    Just grabbed the free version for an internal lab environment.

    The host's web UI is just as basic as it ever was and completely useless.

    The thick client no longer works an vCenter seems to be a paid-for product with no free variant.

    Am I missing something? Seems the "free" version is useless now?
     
  2. crinkleshoes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 9, 2009

    Posts: 10,611

    Location: 720S or GT3

    OK... found extra storage management features in the host-based UI... still seems like a massive step back from the thick client :/
     
  3. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 22,538

    This is the direction VMware have been going in a while.

    Few options for a lab - run the eval and just trash it and rebuild when the evaluation expires, join VMUG Advantage and get access to the software, or be a VMware partner and use NFR licensing.
     
  4. rotor

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 18, 2012

    Posts: 2,075

    There's not a lot you can do with a stand-alone ESXi host, and everything you *can* do is in the HTML5 host client -- it's just a matter of getting used to it. What specifically are you trying to do?
     
  5. Caged

    Capodecina

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    You could learn the CLI I suppose
     
  6. crinkleshoes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 9, 2009

    Posts: 10,611

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    Thanks guys, I was being a bit dumb and in a hurry... found the main bits I need... still seems rather limited compared to using the fat client tho :/
     
  7. rotor

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 18, 2012

    Posts: 2,075

    It’s just getting used to it. It’s all there, just laid out very differently.