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Does anyone know how i can install Web Client to manage my VMs?

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I have some sites with a paid version and several other clients with the FREE one. Also we did some conversions physical to virtual and we need a way to upgrade the ram and the disks and in general do adjustments.
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Do you have vCenter Server installed, this includes the Web Client.

You can only add licensed versions of ESXi to vCenter Server.

Did you do P2Vs, and convert to virtual machine version 10 ?

If you use the latest VMware vSphere Client 5.5 U2, it can *NOW* Manage some functions of virtual machine version 10 machines, you should be able to add RAM and change CPU functions. (using latest vSphere Client!).

So then maybe your requirement to use Web Client for ALL, is not required.

We always use virtual version 8.0 machines, unless we need version 10 machine features!

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Hi Thank you for this. I do not have Centrer Server installed. Will this be installed in the same infrastructure where the VMs are running. Can i install this on laptop or a desktop there? or a machine like a laptop i can take with me to other clients so i can use the web client to manage the vms?

My problem is that i have a site with some VMs that we bought the license, another site with vms that we converted and another site with the FREE Esxi. Seems now we need web client to manage though and i need a "portable" way of doing this.
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vCenter Server needs to be licensed, and can only be installed on a server OS. It cannot manage ESXi FREE.

I would recommend, you use the latest vSphere Client 5.5 U2, which can manage V10 virtual machines.

Have you downloaded and tried vSphere Client 5.5 U2 yet ?

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i am not sure i can check it. The main problem i have it to add more drive to a vm. will this do it?
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Yes, you can edit and add disks to a virtual machine version 10 machine, using the vSphere Client 5.5 U2.

This client will allow you to add and edit vritual machine version 8.0 items which includes virtual disks.

client download is here

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=353&downloadGroup=ESXI55U2

Client Build number is 1993072

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Well i downloaded and run and the disk area is like faded i can not do anything else. i do have 2 more vms there. one is faded and other i can edit the disk. How can i make it to work and be able to change the disk size. All are thick provision
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What do you want to do with the disks ?

Check for snapshots ?

if you have snapshots or disks are IDE you cannot edit and change the size, this is nothing to do with the Client.
i deleted all snapshots and still i can not edit the disk size. disks is not ide
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@kartsioulis is this your question?

The Asker, who asked this question was - ChrisKarts?
sorry that was my other account ignore use ChrisKarts one please
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What error message do you get or is it just grayed out?

What do you want to do with the disks?

Can you please upload screenshots of the VM folder, for me to check the disks?

Please upload screenshots of the disk settings which are grayed out ?

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ok here is what i did so far, having in mind the issue is that disk is greyed out.

1. Make anew snapshot and delete that
2. remove all latest temp snapshots till point you are here
3. remove all snapshots

I am running a DMS on this server and we need more space for storage from 60GB to 100GB.

attaching file via client and in datastore

File 1File 2
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Ok but how i expand the disk? is grayed out as said so what is the solution to this?
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You CANNOT expand a disk with a SNAPSHOT Attached, it's not supported.

and has nothing to do with the vSphere Client, or Web Client.

Post a new question, and we can work through this new issue.

Which is a snapshot issue!

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ok sure just let me know how to ask for it and close this and open a new one
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Post a Question:-

CANNOT expand a disk with a SNAPSHOT Attached?

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ok doing it now
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