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Hello Experts,

I have a vCenter and I am trying to access the localhost so that I can get to the vCenter server.
what address should i use to get to the local host?
Thanks!
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by:coolsport00
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Using vSphere Client, type in the IP of the ESX/i host it's installed on, then 'root' and the root pwd.

If you mean you're on vCenter and using vSphere CLient to connect to vCenter, use 'localhost' as the name, then an admin name/pwd.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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by:Net_Admin1
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I am trying to fing the url to access the localhost like http://localhost??
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by:coolsport00
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If you want to get to the ESX/i host, it's simply https://IPofESXhost; if you want to manage the host via Web Access, it's https://IPofESXhost/ui

If you want to connect to vCenter Server, you have to do so through the vSphere Client. You can't access via web browser. You can use the vCenter Server's IP or hostname in the Client. If you need to download the client, you connect to the host via a browser by: https://IPofESXhost, then download the Client.

Regards,
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by:bgoering
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you can do http://localhost to download the client, once the client is installed from the vCenter server itself just type localhost into the top box.

Good Luck
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by:Net_Admin1
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I guess taht's what I am trying to figure out: how do you get to vcenter server through the vsphere client?

Thanks
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coolsport00 earned 500 total points
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Type in either the IP of the vCenter server or its hostname. Then, use the local admin acct of the vCenter Server and its pwd.

~coolsport00
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by:coolsport00
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Once on, you can then create permissions in vCenter that will allow you to do a somewhat 'auto logon' by using your local windows credentials so you can use the same acct you use to log onto your workstation with.

~coolsport00
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by:Net_Admin1
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Sorry I am just not following you here...
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by:coolsport00
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Have you downloaded and installed the vSphere Client from your ESX host? If not, go to:
1. IP of your host in your browser (https://ESXip)
2. Click to download vSphere Client
3. Install on your local workstation
4. Once installed, open vSphere Client
5. In the IP/Address Name box, type in the IP address of your vCenter Server (or its hostname)
6. Username -> local admin account on the vCenter Server; and its password

If you don't have a vCenter Server yet, but only an ESX/i host, you need to put in the IP of the ESX/i host (or its hostname), then user: root, and the root pwd

Hope that helps.

~coolsport00
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by:Net_Admin1
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I am already logon to the vcenter and from there i do see the vsphere client but not the server
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by:coolsport00
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Oh...ok; so you're needing to add hosts to your vCenter? You simply right-click on the IP or hostname of your vCenter Server in the upper left of the Client when logged in and select 'Add Host'. You will go through a wizard to add the host. You will need to enter the root name and pwd of the host when adding the host.

~coolsport00
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by:coolsport00
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Pg. 60 of the Datacenter Admin Guide should provide more detailed info for you:
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_dc_admin_guide.pdf

~coolsport00
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by:bgoering
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You may need to create a "DataCenter" object first...
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by:coolsport00
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Correct...that's why I provided the Guide...gives a bit more detail on what is needed :)

~coolsport00
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