vsphere client 5.5 / 5.1 on same system

Hi I want to install both vsphere client 5.1 and 5.5 on the same workstation how can I do that? When I am installing 5.5 it is asking me for the 5.1 upgrade.

Please Advise!
Techie solutionVMware SpecialistAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Can't you manage the 5.1 environment with your 5.5 client? That should work ... Or is there another reason you want both versions?
0
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@spravtek The vSphere 5.1 client will not manage 5.5, and 5.5 vSphere Client will not manage 5.1.

You need to use a client download per ESXi installation, it has always been this way. What the installation does, is actually add the DLL files that are required to connect to the correct version which is detected at connection.

Yes, this is possible. We have vSphere Client with 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and 6.0 on the same workstation.

Obtain the different versions 5.5 client and 5.1 client and install them.

5.1 client links for download can be found in these EE Articles I have written
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
0
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
@spravtek The vSphere 5.1 client will not manage 5.5, and 5.5 vSphere Client will not manage 5.1.

It can't? I thought that was possible now? Strange ...
0
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

Techie solutionVMware SpecialistAuthor Commented:
One of my colleague just told me to change the location of 5.5 installation in program files.
0
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just install 5.1 and 5.5 clients, default installation, don't worry about the installation path, the installation program will sort it out.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Techie solutionVMware SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Thanks..
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
VMware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.