VMware Fling – ESXi Embedded Host Client
Few years ago, you have to install vSphere Client on a Windows machine to manage your standalone ESXi server or connect to your server via SSH and run your commands to do something.
VMware engineers are working on some unofficial projects and calling them “Fling”, most of them are favorite to me and you can do anything that you can’t do by using standard software or even third-party software. The engineers was working on a good, very good software and it has been released one year ago.
ESXi Embedded Host Client is the software and it’s like vSphere Web Client but it doesn’t support vCenter.
You can do any action which are available on vSphere Client for a ESXi such as creating new VMs, managing hardware, security, networks and etc.
You can find this explanation on VMware Labs:
You can download it as a VIB file and install it easily, there is no need to any specific configuration.
Also the software offers you a web based console for viewing virtual machine monitor same as vSphere Web Client. It’s very useful if you want to have some standalone ESXi server.
There is a bundle package that you can upload that on your Update Manager and deploy the client software on more than one ESXi server automatically.
Here is some screenshots from ESXi Embedded Host Client:
You can download it from: VMware Labs Flings