ESXi 6.0 - How do I find and download vSphere Web Client!?!?!

I am using the free version of ESXi 6.0 hypervisor and I have only one simple question.

When I am vSphere Client, (compared to previous version of ESXi) many features are greyed out and I
get a message saying I must use the Web Client.

However when I go to the internal site of the VMware install, and click the link to "download vSphere Web client"
it just brings me to the generic VMware downloads page.

I just want to download this easily and get it working again.

Thank you,
TheGreatEye OfSauronAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The vSphere Web Client in fact really a Web Portal is a feature of VMware vCenter Server. (it's a component of the vCenter Server installation, or included with the vCenter Server Appliance).

It's not available for FREE, or a download on it's own, but vCenter Server is available for evaluation for 60 days.

It does not work with the FREE version of ESXi. Only licensed ESXi servers can be managed from vCenter Server.

see my EE Article here

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TheGreatEye OfSauronAuthor Commented:
Oh no.

Maybe I should install the older version of ESXi before the changes were made.

Thank you again,
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
there has never been a free web client.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@kulboy - because you cannot use it for features later than virtual machine version 10!

and it does not give you access from a Web Browser!

VMware intends to kill off the vSphere Client (C#).
TheGreatEye OfSauronAuthor Commented:
Because the regular client has many of the advanced features "greyed out" :(
TheGreatEye OfSauronAuthor Commented:
Now I regret upgrading the free ESXi at the office to 6.0 awhile ago.

Is there any "easy" way to rollback to the last version installed on the server?

I can create a new question if you would like,
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
for the benefit of Experts Exchange members, that needs a new question.
TheGreatEye OfSauronAuthor Commented:
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