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The legacy C# vSphere Client for Windows is no more available for vSphere 6.5 (see Bye bye vSphere Client, finally), put for previous vSphere version you can still use it.

You can but maybe you shouldn’t, just because new features are in the vSphere Web Client and also because it’s not always friendly in error handling and message.

But considering the recent Flash issue with vSphere Web Client, maybe you need a plan B.

You can always download the vSphere Client from the vCenter Server or direcly from Internet (note that if you try to download from ESXi, you are just pointed to an Internet URL location).

Those are the download URLs for vSphere Client

Version
File Name Download URLs
VMware vSphere Client 6.0 VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-2502222.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/2/5/0/2/2/2/2/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-2502222.exe
VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 1 VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3016447.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/3/0/1/6/4/4/7/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3016447.exe
VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 2 VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3562874.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/3/5/6/2/8/7/4/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3562874.exe
VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 2a VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-4437566.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/4/4/3/7/5/6/6/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-4437566.exe
VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 3 VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-5112508.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/5/1/1/2/5/0/8/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-5112508.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1281650.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/2/8/1/6/5/0/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1281650.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1 VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1618071.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/6/1/8/0/7/1/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1618071.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1a VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1746248.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/7/4/6/2/4/8/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1746248.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update C VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1745234.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/7/4/5/2/3/4/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1745234.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1b VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1880841.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/8/8/0/8/4/1/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1880841.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 2 VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/9/9/3/0/7/2/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 3 VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-3024345.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/3/0/2/4/3/4/5/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-3024345.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 3e VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-4032365.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/4/0/3/2/3/6/5/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-4032365.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-786111.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/7/8/6/1/1/1/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-786111.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1.0a VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-860230.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/8/6/0/2/3/0/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-860230.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1.0b VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-941893.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/9/4/1/8/9/3/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-941893.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1 VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1064113.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/0/6/4/1/1/3/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1064113.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1b VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1235233.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/2/3/5/2/3/3/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1235233.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1c VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1364039.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/3/6/4/0/3/9/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1364039.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 2 VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-11471691.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/4/7/1/6/9/1/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1471691.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 2a VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1880906.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/8/8/0/9/0/6/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1880906.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.0 VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-455964.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/4/5/5/9/6/4/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-455964.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.0 Update 1 VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-623373.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/6/2/3/3/7/3/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-623373.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.0 Update 1a VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-755629.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/7/5/5/6/2/9/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-755629.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.0 Update 1b VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-804277.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/8/0/4/2/7/7/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-804277.exe
VMware vSphere Client v5.0 Update 2 VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-913577.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/9/1/3/5/7/7/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-913577.exe
VMware vSphere Client v5.0 Update 3 VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-1300600.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/3/0/0/6/0/0/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-1300600.exe

Note that a good plan B for simple VM operation could be use VMware Workstation.

And, of course, all CLI commands could be a valid alternative to GUI management.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2849 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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