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VMWare vSphere Essentials 5 - Where to Start

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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?
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