Solved

vCenter Server 6 and vSphere client

Posted on 2016-09-29
6
19 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-10
I am new to VMWare. I was told that vCenter Server is the newest and best and that vSphere Client is a thing of the past. I must have vCenter server. I installed it. The machine has 16GB memory. 200GB HD. 4 CPU's running Server 2012 R2. I added one VM through the vCenter Web Client. It worked for a little while then became sluggish. To the point I can't get into the web client anymore. I googled for days and tried everything I could find to fix a slow vcenter server. I figured I did something wrong. I uninstalled vCenter and wiped out the server. Reinstalled 2012 R2 and vCenter. Same thing. Worked for a few hours then died. I hate it!!

Now for my question. Can I still use the much simpler and more stable vSphere client to create and edit VM's even though they are still on vCenter Server? I realize there are bells and whistles on the vCenter but we are a small shop with not much need for those.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:clifford_m71
6 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 41822292
If one VM Kills your server then you have an underlying problem. What is on the VM? What is it running?
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:manuverhaegen
ID: 41822304
Hi, connect with the vSphere client to the ip of the ESX host
0
 
LVL 117

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 41822441
Now for my question. Can I still use the much simpler and more stable vSphere client to create and edit VM's even though they are still on vCenter Server? I realize there are bells and whistles on the vCenter but we are a small shop with not much need for those.

You can, but you will NOT get all the features that are included in the Web Client!

Also NOTE, the vSphere Client (c# legacy client) is DEPRECATED! old and retired, no longer supported, AND WILL NOT WORK with later versions of ESXi or Vcenter Server!

So start using and get used to the Web Client NOW!

Also Read this!

https://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/217602/vSphere-Client-C-R-I-P.html

You should ALSO not connect directly to ESXi if being managed by vCenter Server!
0
Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

 

Accepted Solution

by:
clifford_m71 earned 0 total points
ID: 41830472
Sorry for the delay in the response.

As I stated, I am new to VMWare...and it shows! I had created a resource pool for a couple of servers and set a limit on it. I then mistakenly added my vcenter server to that pool. Once I changed the limit to "unlimited" all my servers (9 now) work perfectly, including the vcenter server.

I am giving Andrew credit simply because he told me to stick with the web client because I would eventually have no choice and because of that I kept digging and saw the error of my ways. Thanks.
0
 
LVL 117
ID: 41830496
I would stay clear of Resource Pools at present, there is no need unless you do not have the resources for all your VMs.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:clifford_m71
ID: 41836589
I found the problem myself, as explained in the solution.
0

Featured Post

Free Gift Card with Acronis Backup Purchase!

Backup any data in any location: local and remote systems, physical and virtual servers, private and public clouds, Macs and PCs, tablets and mobile devices, & more! For limited time only, buy any Acronis backup products and get a FREE Amazon/Best Buy gift card worth up to $200!

Join & Write a Comment

#Citrix #XenApp #Citrix Scout #Citrix Insight Services #Microsoft VMMAP #Microsoft ADEXPLORE #Microsoft RAMMAP #Microsoft TCPVIEW #Microsoft AUTORUNS #Microsoft PROCESS EXPLORER #Microsoft PROCESS MONITOR
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
Teach the user how to edit .vmx files to add advanced configuration options Open vSphere Web Client: Edit Settings for a VM: Choose VM Options -> Advanced: Add Configuration Parameters:
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now