Vsphere client Console tab stops responding after upgrade to ESXi 5.5


I upgraded 2 hosts last night from 5.1 to 5.5 (yeah I know...what's the rush?) and after the upgrade, the console tab in the vSphere client stopped working.  It no longer shows any consoles of active VMs.  The good news is the "Launch Virtual Machine Console' icon does still work, so this is more of an annoyance than a major problem.

I am using the vSphere client 5.5.0 Build 1993072 and vCenter Server version 5.5.0 Build 2001466.  Upgrading the VMWare Tools in the VMs had no effect.


Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Uninstall the vSphere Client completely from your workstation, and all the additions, you will see them on the Uninstall a Program (Add/Remove Programs).

and if you are only managing 5.5 now, just download the 5.5 client.

Aldo check Firewall, option issues with no console.

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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
(Checking the installed programs list)  wow what a mess.  Will do and post the results.  Thanks!

Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
That was indeed it.  An accumulation of too much crap over 7+ years.  Thanks much!

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