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VMware VSphere 5.5 cert error crashes client

Posted on 2014-11-05
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Hi, all!  Currently have a VMware VSphere 5.5 installation with 3x ESX hosts.  System is up and running fine at main office.  Server is Windows Server 2008, and all clients attempted are Windows 7 Pro or Enterprise.  Remote apps tried are Dameware, TSC, and ANX.

The problem arises in that when I try to log onto the VCenter remotely (different subnet, but on same routable network) I'm getting a certificate error that pops up on the client I've launched VSphere 5.5 client on.  Once the cert error appears on-screen, I can't do anything with the app at all: can't click Install, Ignore, or Cancel.  VSphere client effectively locks, and I have to use Task Manager to kill the process.  If someone sits down a machine ON THE LOCAL NETWORK and runs VSphere, it works fine: cert error appears, but they can click Ignore and continue.  When I connect to that network remotely (via a private MPLS network) using any of the above remote connection methods the VSphere client effectively crashes, won't accept any mouse clicks, and I need to end the task to clear it.  Credentials used have no effect (domain admins or restricted access user).

Anyone have any suggestions?  I need to be able to manage the VMware installation remotely.

Thanks.
Steve in Reno
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Why not use the Web Client, the vSphere Client is old, legacy, and is going away soon!
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Well, I guess if the solution to the problem is to not use the VSphere client (given no other responses), I guess that's what I have to stick with.  Thanks for the input.
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