back to article Fancy the new HTML vSphere client? Go get it: The old one has a security problem

VMware's popped out a couple of security advisories, one of which helps it in a perverse way. vAdmins have long complained that vSphere's interface is … let's spare VMware some blushes and just say “sub-optimal”. Virtzilla has therefore created a shiny new HTML 5 client that's been well-received. And now, thanks to Positive …

  1. r4gg3h


    "Go and get it now". Care to elaborate on where from exactly?

    1. Spotswood

      Re: ?

      Give that a go mate.

    2. Ilsa Loving

      Re: ?

      vSphere 6.5 is now available, which includes both the old flex client and the new html5 client. You can choose which one you want, and in fact sometimes you do have to switch to the flex client as not all features have been ported yet.

      Also, ESXi now includes an html client by default, which is good since the windows client has been deprecated for a long time and is now finally done.

  2. Marc 25

    Hold on

    "Or just ditch the client and go to the shiny new HTML 5 version, just like VMware wants you to."

    Except that the new HTML5 client is heavily lacking in features still. You can't even create a vSwitch yet and not being able to do that is going to make resource abstraction rather tricky.

    The new GUI is very good, don't get me wrong, however it's going to be a few months yet before its a full production replacement of the old interfaces.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    HTML5 client is faster but not very useful

    The HTML5 client is faster than the older Web client but given it can only do around 10%, then it is not very useful at present.This is built into vSphere v6.5

    Still would prefer a native Windows client which is compiled and thus feels more responsive. Cant see why VMware can not offer this as well as the Web client (best of both worlds)

  4. Buzzword

    Where's the bug?

    If the bug is exposed by sending a specially crafted XML request to the server, how will changing the client help?

    1. Nick Ryan Silver badge

      Re: Where's the bug?

      The name vSphere "client" does not help with this. The vSphere web "client" is just a web page provided by the vSphere (web) server component. In this case the web server side of the appliction accepts and does bad/stupid things with some requests.

  5. Nate Amsden Silver badge

    .net client still works fine

    For my vsphere 5.5 clusters (no plans to upgrade yet maybe in 1 year)

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