VMware vSphere Client

VMware vSphere Client 5.5

Application Details:

Version: 5.5
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.9

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

The client will create, power up, power down, restart and delete virtual machines.

What does not

The console does not work


What was not tested

Anything console related...

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentantiX-16.1 "Berta C├íceres" CoreMay 31 20172.9Yes Yes Bronzespaceman 
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 06 20161.9.4Yes Yes BronzeMartin 
ShowCentOS 6.5Aug 08 20141.7.23No, but has workaround Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 16 20141.7.14Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Mar 03 20151.6.2No, but has workaround Yes BronzeBob Kuo 

Known Bugs

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Could not connect
by Henrique on Monday November 9th 2015, 9:53
Hello everyone
When I try to login, it return an error screen, where say:
VSphere client could not connect to .... An unknown connection error occured.(therequest failed because the client could not validate the server's SSL certificate).
Anybody know how I can solve this?
Using wine-1.6.2 via MacPorts on OSX 10.10.2
by firefly on Wednesday June 17th 2015, 10:12
I was unable to get the VMware-viclient installer to get to the file copying stage if any of the dotnet/vcrun's were installed first. As such, I switched the order and installed the VMware-viclient first, and then dotnet/vcrun's. "vjrun20" failed to installed with a dependency conflict but it doesn't appear to be required - unless it's needed for the console, which as everyone knows, doesn't work. Does anyone know exactly why though?

Also, I got ntlm_auth from from the samba3 package via MacPorts.


$ mv ~/.wine ~/.wine-hold
$ wine VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1618071.exe # click "OK" for the hcmon driver fail but don't click "Finish"

Open up a new terminal window and do these two lines from there.

$ mv ~/.wine ~/.wine-temp # after this, now click "Finish"
$ mv ~/.wine-temp ~/.wine

Install the .NET and VC runtimes. Some Windows exceptions boxes will popup, just dismiss them.

$ winetricks -q msxml3 dotnet35sp1 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010
$ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/VMware/Infrastructure/Virtual\ Infrastructure\ Client/Launcher/VpxClient.exe

Dismissing the Windows' exceptions boxes don't seem to cause any negative impact on the VMware-viclient program.
vsphere 5.5
by Bob Kuo on Tuesday March 3rd 2015, 15:08
I just tried this on Mac OS X 10.9.5 with wine 1.6.2 and winetricks 20150206 and followed the instructions posted above. I found the same failure, moved the .wine folders around, restored them, and the program runs for me.
Vsphere client 5.5
by Vitaliy on Wednesday February 18th 2015, 3:10
It doesn't work
connection fails
by birger on Wednesday December 17th 2014, 6:36
Installation using this method works for me, but connection fails when trying to log on.