Just purchased VMWare vsphere Essentials Kit. I have installed (VMWare-VIMSetup-all-5.5.0-1945270-20140201-update01.iso) on my Windows 2008 64-bit standard VMWare server. I entered the VMWare vCenter Server 5 Essentials License when it asked, Tried to login to VMWare vSphere Web Client, but due to Policy IE restrictions I could not load the ClientIntegrationPlugin-5.5.0.exe, so I downloaded and ran it as Administrator and still had IE issues so installed Firefox and re-ran plugin.
I finally was able to login to VMWare vSphere Web Client thinking that is where I should start.
Anyway here is my question:
Is this the correct place to start and if so how do I find my ESXi 5.0 host and 5 VMWare servers on it? all my inventories are empty. I have searched for several hours and find nothing. Is the 5.5 version of VMWare vSphere Essentials backward compatible with ESXi 5.0?
At present you have just installed the Management Server,,,,have you installed and ESXi server yet?
different ISO required
Part 1: HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)
Part 2: HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client
I think you need to start at Part 1, on this Blog Article on setting up vCenter 5.5
5.5 is just the updated version of 5.0.