How can i connect to my Vcenter from my web browser? cause the Vcenter is only working on the windows server localhost!

Hi all,

Am running a lab setup on a server that has 32GiB of ram and 2x intel xeon @ 2.44Ghz, plus my laptop that am basically using the navigate through the ESXI.
Am currently running the 60days free trailer version on my server of the ESXI 6.5, and i have made 2 VM's on my ESXI host, the first one being a windows server 2016 with the active directory enabled and configured and the second VM is a windows server that is connected to the domain but with Vcenter running.

note:-
Each of the servers is running on 16Gig of ram and 8VCpu's.

The main problem am currently facing is that i can't open the Vcenter from my web browser (on my laptop), the only way to open is from the Windwos server that am using for the Vcenter (local host) and i had to install google chrome and adobe flash player to be able to open it from the server, another thing i would like to mention is, Yes there is communication between the server and the my machinethe connection is done. before i choose, but after choosing how to access the Vsphere , the connection is lost or dropped, am not sure why.after i choose vSphere Web Client (Flash)Please help me!
Saif Ahmed YassenAsked:
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zvitamConsultantCommented:
I think the your laptop and your virtual machines/Vcenter are on different network segments therefore cannot connect with each other.
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Saif Ahmed YassenAuthor Commented:
My laptop is on : 192.168.20.77
My Host Server : 192.168.20.177
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
does your vcenter server have a FQDN and registered with DNS correctly ?

referring to vCenter Server by IP Addresses is wrong.

if you ping and traceroute to your vCenter Server does it resolve?
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Ben Personick (Previously QCubed)Lead Network EngineerCommented:
Happens all the time for our production vspheres since we don't share DNS for them to corp on our newer vspheres only

Basically the sphere is designed to reference back to It's FQDN in newer vsphe res.

To fix you can add an entry to your laptop's host file for the address, if fixing the DNS resolution path is not viable.

Hosts file is located at this exact path and can be opened in an administrative copy of notepad. (Right click notepad and select run as administrator) then File-> open and paste the below:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

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Then add an entry for your ESX server:

192.168.20.161 winvcen.alpha.com winvcen

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Saif Ahmed YassenAuthor Commented:
Thanks alot for helping me guys, you have no idea how grateful i am to you! thanks you sooooo much!!!
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Saif Ahmed YassenAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone for helping me!
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Ben Personick (Previously QCubed)Lead Network EngineerCommented:
Glad to help :)
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