VMware vSphere Client

VMware vSphere Client 6.0

Application Details:

Version: 6.0
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.9-staging

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What works

I'm able to start the program, and connect to a server.

What does not

Console tab does not work. 


What was not tested

Creating, importing, and managing a vm was not tested at this time.

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Additional Comments

These steps are mostly borrowed from the previous instructions of an anonymous user. The only part that's different is that winetricks was unable to install .net 3.5 sp1, so that step will need to be done by hand. For this to work I need to install wine32. dpkg --add-architecture i386 aptitude update aptitude install wine32 Retrieve winetricks, and install required packages. wget chmod +x winetricks WINEARCH=win32 ./winetricks msxml3 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 vjrun20 Now manually download .net 3.5, and install. wget WINEARCH=win32 wine dotnetfx35.exe Finally install vSphere. wget WINEARCH=win32 wine VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0.exe The installer will fail with an error. Before acknowledging the error message, you'll need to make a backup copy of .wine, then restore after exiting the installer. cp -a .wine .wine-backup rm -rf .wine mv .wine-backup/ .wine Run vSphere Client. WINEARCH=win32 wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/VMware/Infrastructure/Virtual\ Infrastructure\ Client/Launcher/VpxClient.exe

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowantiX-17 "Heather Heyer" CoreJun 20 20183.9-stagingYes Yes YesBronzespaceman 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64May 19 20151.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
48163 Launching VMWare vSphere 5.5 fails with error. NEEDINFO View

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HowTo / Notes

Works in 32-bit prefix with some attention.

Create a fresh 32-bit WINEPREFIX

  WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.vsphere" WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot

# Install .NET 3.5 sp1 and several other components with winetricks:

   winetricks -q dotnet35sp1 msxml3 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010

Install the vSphere Windows installer exe.

  wine ~/Downloads/VMware-viclient-all-${version}.exe

Launch the vSphere client, dismiss any warning/error dialogs:

  WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.vsphere" wine ~/.vsphere/drive_c/Program Files/VMware/Infrastructure/Virtual Infrastructure Client/Launcher/VpxClient.exe

The HCMON drvier error is now be fixed so the following steps are now deprecated:

Step through the installation dialogs accepting all defaults. When you see an error about installing the hcmon driver, STOP do not click OK.

Copy your ~/.vsphere directory to another location. e.g.:

  cp -R ~/.vsphere ~/Desktop/.vsphere

When the folder is copied you can now proceed:

Click OK to the hcmon driver error dialog, and click
Finish on the installer dialog. It will say that the installation
failed and will rollback the installation leaving the vsphere
installation folder empty.

Now copy the folder back:

  cp -R ~/Desktop/.vsphere ~/.vsphere


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

by David Moore on Tuesday December 22nd 2015, 16:48

What were the tweaks? I am having trouble with .NET 3.5sp1

Successful Install
by David Bell on Saturday June 20th 2015, 17:34
I was able to get this to install but I had to make a couple of tweaks.

Install the 3.5 Net Framework first, and power through the errors.

Before install vSphere issue a wineboot as it needs to install the 3.5sp1 Net Framework correctly.
RE: Successful Install
by David Bell on Monday June 22nd 2015, 9:41
As I read this, I can see that it doesn't make much sense though it made absolutely perfect sense when I wrote it. :-)

Here are the steps I had to take along with the posted instructions in order to get it to install on Ubuntu 14.04

1. Install the .net 3.5 first before any of the other packages, this keeps the install from erroring out due to a known bug with .net 2.0a

2. The msxml13 package doesn’t download automatically so you will have to do that manually but winetricks will tell you where to get it.

3. Before beginning the install of the vSphere Client you will need to issue a “wineboot” to emulate a Windows reboot.