vSphere HTML5 Web Client

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A fully supported version of the HTML5 client is released with vSphere 6.5, and the official name will be vSphere Client.  We won't be renaming this Fling, but may start saying things like 'vSphere Client Fling' in addition to the other terms we've used before.

We will continue delivering this Fling on a regular basis even with the released supported version of the vSphere Client, so we hope that most of you will continue to use the Fling and update it weekly so that we can get your feedback about our direction.

You can find a summary of changes in all the clients available in vSphere 6.5 in this blog post – What's new in vSphere 6.5: vCenter management clients. In the blog, you can also find a link to all the features that are not available in the GA version of the vSphere Client and link to frequently asked questions on all the vSphere Clients.

We would also like to thank all of you that have tried the Fling and have provided us feedback, we would not have achieved the progress we have without your engagement.

For partners who want to extend the HTML Client, this Fling also includes a new HTML SDK and a tool to generate plug-ins. Please see the HTML Client SDK Fling Overview.pdf and download the html-client-sdk.zip and plugin-seed.zip.

Known Issues

  • On occasion you may see the following error popup: “An error occurred……See more details in the browser’s javascript console”. This is to help us debug the UI. If this occurs repeatedly, please use the Feedback tool to send us any information you have, including your environment, object, and a description of what you did to reproduce the error.
  • Linux will show a warning on the login page about being unsupported, but the Fling should still work after login
  • Bug: Unpatched versions of IE can fail to login and end up at URL “vmware-csd://csd”: This is a known vCenter 6.0 bug that we cannot patch with this appliance. The KB and fix are located here: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2109554
  • Bug: If the client page is visited before the server has fully started, sometimes the strings do not load and you will see things like “summaryView.guestFullName” in views or in action menus. Refreshing the page may fix this, but restarting the appliance server with: “/etc/init.d/vsphere-client restart” should definitely fix it.

NOTES

  • This client is designed for managing vCenter. If you are looking for the Host Client you can find it as “ESXi Embedded Host Client” (https://labs.vmware.com/flings/esxi-embedded-host-client).
  • The new visual theme is called “Clarity”, and is also still in development. We will be fixing UI bugs and subtly changing the look and feel to fit the new Clarity standard.
  • The appliance requirements are recommended settings. It should still work at lower settings, but performance may be impacted.
  • The root password on the appliance is ‘demova’ (without quotes). If you enter the wrong password too many times you will get locked out. The easiest way to fix this is to redeploy the appliance from the OVA.
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A fully supported version of the HTML5 client is released with vSphere 6.5, and the official name will be vSphere Client.  We won't be renaming this Fling, but may start saying things like 'vSphere Client Fling' in addition to the other terms we've used before.
  • 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 14 GB
  • An existing VC (version 6.0 or 6.5) installation (VCSA or Windows). The H5 client appliance will need 4 GB RAM, 2 vCPUs and the hard disk will grow up to 14 GB.
  • Recommended browsers: Chrome, Firefox, IE11 and Microsoft Edge. Others may work, with some functional or layout issues. Windows vCenter: Was tested with a vCenter on Windows Server 2012 R2, but should work with other versions as well. Please report any issues.
A fully supported version of the HTML5 client is released with vSphere 6.5, and the official name will be vSphere Client.  We won't be renaming this Fling, but may start saying things like 'vSphere Client Fling' in addition to the other terms we've used before.

Note: Below instructions are to update an existing HTML5 Web Client appliance to new versions only. These steps are NOT to be run on the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), but only on the HTML5 client appliance.

To deploy a fresh HTML5 Web Client appliance, follow the steps in this instructions document H5 Client Deployment Instructions and Helpful Hints.

For instructions to create new certificates for the HTML5 client fling, please see Create a new certificate for HTML5 client fling

Upgrade/Update Instructions for Existing Deployments

  1. Check the H5client build number in the FAMI UI (https://<ip-address-of-client>:5490)
  2. Using FAMI:
    If you are on fling v1.17 onwards, follow below steps to upgrade to latest fling: - Login to https://<H5_Appliance_IP_Address>:5490 with appliance credentials (root/demova) - You will see UPDATE VSPHERE CLIENT button enabled, click the button and logs section of the UI will give the status of the upgrade

    Using command line interface:
    Run below commands from a shell session to HTML5 web client appliance: Note:
    You may need to use the '--no-check-certificate' flag if your wget fails due to certificate checks
    You may also need to use '--execute https_proxy=:' if you have a proxy to work through

    COMMANDS:

    wget https://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/vsphere_html_client/installer-3.30.0.bsx
    chmod +x installer-3.30.0.bsx
    /etc/init.d/vsphere-client stop
    ./installer-3.30.0.bsx
    /etc/init.d/vsphere-client start
  3. After the server starts, go to the FAMI UI and check the build number again, and it should now read 7271216, which indicates success!
A fully supported version of the HTML5 client is released with vSphere 6.5, and the official name will be vSphere Client.  We won't be renaming this Fling, but may start saying things like 'vSphere Client Fling' in addition to the other terms we've used before.
Fling 3.30 - Build 7271216

New Features

  • View License assets (Host/Cluster/Solutions)(Read-only)
  • License and Products features details
  • VC and Host License details (Configure > Licensing)
  • VDS health checks

Improvements

  • Warning dialog when the file download is blocked by the Browser’s Pop-up blocker

Bug Fixes

  • Issue where host advanced settings filter doesn’t work in edit is resolved.
Fling 3.29 - Build 7157335

New Features

  • Configure traffic filtering and marking rules on distributed port groups
  • Export and import distributed switches and distributed port groups

Improvements

  • Configure the policies of distributed port groups inside the New Distributed Port Group wizard

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an error when trying to edit the settings of VMs with failed installation or update of the VM tools
Fling 3.28 - Build 7110681

New Features

  • Configure advanced CPU Identification Mask
  • Select PVRDMA adapter type for a VM network

Improvements

  • Thanks to the fling users who gave the steps to replace the certificates for FAMI UI running at port 5490, added these instructions to v4 of "Create a new certificate for a HTML5 client fling" document

Bug Fixes

  • Licensing views should be visible for 6.0 VC/PSCs
Fling 3.27 - Build 7055108

New Features

  • Popout the Datastore File browser
  • License Details
  • View License VC assets (Read-only)

Improvements

  • Set license name in the Add License workflow

Known Issues

  • License UI might not work against 6.0 VCs, in particular Windows VCs/PSCs.
  • If you see error in the vSphere Client (HTML5) similar to this - ‘getHostIsAssignLicenseActionAvailable’, then you can resolve this error by following below steps:
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), then you should reregister the fling appliance by logging in to FAMI UI (or by running the config-ui CLI). Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for VCSA.
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a Windows vCenter Server, then reregister by downloading latest server-configure.bat from the Download section of this website. Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for Windows vCenter Server.
Fling 3.26 - Build 6984758

New Features

  • License Products Details
  • Add New License action

Improvements

  • Enhanced the performance of the Datastore File Browser

Known Issues

  • If you see error in the vSphere Client (HTML5) similar to this - ‘getHostIsAssignLicenseActionAvailable’, then you can resolve this error by following below steps:
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), then you should reregister the fling appliance by logging in to FAMI UI (or by running the config-ui CLI). Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for VCSA.
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a Windows vCenter Server, then reregister by downloading latest server-configure.bat from the Download section of this website. Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for Windows vCenter Server.
Fling 3.25 - Build 6929189

New Features

  • Edit the properties and policies of distributed ports
  • Licenses list
  • License Products list (Read-only)
  • Rename and Remove License action
  • You can now deploy VM from a VM template by choosing New VM wizard > Deploy from template > Data center tab

Improvements

  • Rescan storage action is done in parallel when is executed on Cluster or Datacenter level
  • Replication groups can be managed through Edit VM Storage Policy action
  • Showing the number of pending upload sessions and size uploaded in Datastore File Browser

Bug Fixes

  • Template icon missing issue is resolved
  • After creating some Tags or accessing the Content Library and leaving the H5 client idle, the UI starts to spin and fails to display requested info. The following error starts to appear constantly: “The query execution timed out because of a back-end data adapter 'com.vmware.vise.data.adapters.core.DataServiceCoreAdapter'”. This bug is fixed in this release and the time out error should no longer appear.

Known Issues

  • If you see error in the vSphere Client (HTML5) similar to this - ‘getHostIsAssignLicenseActionAvailable’, then you can resolve this error by following below steps:
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), then you should reregister the fling appliance by logging in to FAMI UI (or by running the config-ui CLI). Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for VCSA.
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a Windows vCenter Server, then reregister by downloading latest server-configure.bat from the Download section of this website. Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for Windows vCenter Server.
Fling 3.24 - Build 6862396

New Features

  • Ability to customize all network properties, incl. default gateways, when applying GOS customization spec to a VM (during cloning or customizing GOS on existing VM)
  • Add NVMe controller for an existing VM or for a new VM

Improvements

  • Enhanced Compatibility details view in VM provisioning wizards

Known Issues

  • Fling appliances pointed to vCenter 6.5 seems to have timeout issues. These issues are being investigated and are not related to fling itself. In some cases, restart the Fling Appliance could solve this problem
  • If you see error in the vSphere Client (HTML5) similar to this - ‘getHostIsAssignLicenseActionAvailable’, then you can resolve this error by following below steps:
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), then you should reregister the fling appliance by logging in to FAMI UI (or by running the config-ui CLI). Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for VCSA.
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a Windows vCenter Server, then reregister by downloading latest server-configure.bat from the Download section of this website. Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for Windows vCenter Server.
Fling 3.23 - Build 6682372

New Features

  • Download folder from the File Browser

Improvements

  • DRS groups can be filtered by member.
  • Replication group are shown on the VM Storage Policy portlet

Known Issues

  • If you see error in the vSphere Client (HTML5) similar to this - ‘getHostIsAssignLicenseActionAvailable’, then you can resolve this error by following below steps:
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), then you should reregister the fling appliance by logging in to FAMI UI (or by running the config-ui CLI). Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for VCSA.
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a Windows vCenter Server, then reregister by downloading latest server-configure.bat from the Download section of this website. Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for Windows vCenter Server.
Fling 3.22 - Build 6613965

New Features

  • The list of software packages installed on a host can be viewed (for ESXi version 6.5)
  • Edit Video Card information for a VM

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed few bugs related to snapshots

Known Issues

  • If you see error in the vSphere Client (HTML5) similar to this - ‘getHostIsAssignLicenseActionAvailable’, then you can resolve this error by following below steps:
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), then you should reregister the fling appliance by logging in to FAMI UI (or by running the config-ui CLI). Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for VCSA.
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a Windows vCenter Server, then reregister by downloading latest server-configure.bat from the Download section of this website. Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for Windows vCenter Server.
Fling 3.21 - Build 6555866

New Features

  • Create and edit VM customization specifications with custom network configurations
  • Edit/Clone Storage Policy Component
  • Datastore capability sets (Datastore > Configure > Capability sets)
  • Create, edit and delete Link Aggregation Groups on Distributed Switches

Improvements

  • Confirmation on logout when there is upload file task in progress
  • Quick filter is introduced in the network selection dialog at Edit VM Settings > Network Adapter > Browse. It replaces the per-column filtering.
  • Enable/disable IPv6 on ESXi hosts.
  • Shares information is now available on Resource Allocation views for clusters and resource pools.
  • ESXi hardware health: when deployed against 6.5 vCenter, timestamps for sensor readings are displayed.

Bug Fixes

  • Cluster > Monitor > vSphere HA > Heartbeat now displays the actual set of datastores used by HA (used to display only the user-configured datastores)

Known Issues

  • If you see error in the vSphere Client (HTML5) similar to this - ‘getHostIsAssignLicenseActionAvailable’, then you can resolve this error by following below steps:
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), then you should reregister the fling appliance by logging in to FAMI UI (or by running the config-ui CLI). Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for VCSA.
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a Windows vCenter Server, then reregister by downloading latest server-configure.bat from the Download section of this website. Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for Windows vCenter Server.
Fling 3.20 - Build 6433743

New Features

  • Installed I/O Filters for Cluster and Host
  • Create and configure network resource pools in Network I/O Control v3

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed exception when navigating to VM summary page and configuring VM overrides: “Could not fetch query binding: com.vmware.vsphere.client.clusterui.model.services.VmFailureResponsesData”

Known Issues

  • If you see error in the vSphere Client (HTML5) similar to this - ‘getHostIsAssignLicenseActionAvailable’, then you can resolve this error by following below steps:
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), then you should reregister the fling appliance by logging in to FAMI UI (or by running the config-ui CLI). Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for VCSA.
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a Windows vCenter Server, then reregister by downloading latest server-configure.bat from the Download section of this website. Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for Windows vCenter Server.
Fling 3.19 - Build 6365405

New Features

  • Add host and client USB device to a VM
  • Add USB controller
  • Assign License action on VC/Cluster/Host
  • Edit/Clone VM Storage Policy
  • Edit Storage Policies of a VM (Actions > VM Policies > Edit VM Storage Policies...)
  • Storage Policy components view
  • Create/Delete Storage Policy components
  • Related VM Templates view for a Storage Policy
  • Mount VVOL datastore action
  • VVOL Capability Profiles Capacity portlet
  • Create and edit VM customization specifications (without custom network configurations)
  • Configure per disk option on Select storage page when cloning VM/template
  • Host lists can be sorted by consumed CPU and memory
  • Monitoring DRS memory utilization for clusters allows switching between active and consumed memory for the charts
  • Updated UI of the compatibility issues dialog in the migrate wizard - ability to sort the compatibility by VM, host or compatibility issue

Bug Fixes

  • The list of physical network adapters didn’t render correctly for some ESX hosts and an error message was appearing on the top of the page
  • Setting the DRS advanced option “PercentIdleMBInMemDemand” through the advanced settings now works for any value

Known Issues

  • If you see error in the vSphere Client (HTML5) similar to this - ‘getHostIsAssignLicenseActionAvailable’, then you can resolve this error by following below steps:
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), then you should reregister the fling appliance by logging in to FAMI UI (or by running the config-ui CLI). Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for VCSA.
    • If vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling appliance is pointed to a Windows vCenter Server, then reregister by downloading latest server-configure.bat from the Download section of this website. Refer the instructions document to follow the steps for configuring Fling appliance for Windows vCenter Server.
  • If you see this error when you click on the VM - "Could not fetch query binding: com.vmware.vsphere.client.clusterui.model.services.VmFailureResponsesData cause: java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not fetch query binding: com.vmware.vsphere.client.clusterui.model.services.VmVmcpSupportData", collaps the HA portlet in the VM summary. We are working on fixing this.
Fling 3.18 - Build 6163115

Improvements

  • Upgrade distributed switch wizard now supports the upgrade of LACP to Enhanced mode and the upgrade of Network I/O Control to version 3.
  • View settings of link aggregation groups on a distributed switch
Fling 3.17 - Build 6088028

New Features

  • Create VM Storage Policy (limited)
    • Migrate Host Networking to a Distributed Switch
    • Configure default gateway address on VMkernel adapters (ESX 6.5 only)
    • Network I/O Control v3 - configure shares, reservation and limit for the different types of system traffic
    • Customize hardware options when cloning VM or deploying VM from template
    • Create VVol Storage Policies

    Improvements

    • Warn when about to edit the settings or perform snapshot operations on VM managed by a solution
    • Warning message when uploading files bigger than the datastore free space

    Known Issues

    • Import Item into Content Library is not working.

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed the bug on import workflow in content library
    Fling 3.16 - Build 5956761

    New Features

    • Create VM Storage Policy (limited)
      • Create vSAN Policy (without Tags)
      • Create Policy with Tags and Common rules
    • Distributed Switch
      • Manage physical network adapters at the host level
      • LACP support - view the link aggregation groups created on a distributed switch
      • Upgrade distributed switch wizard
    • SR-IOV support - enable/disable SR-IOV on physical network adapters that support it
    • Content Library
      • Tags, notes, subscription/Publication portlet
      • Edit settings on the content library
      • Delete Content Library
      • Synchronize Library

    Improvements

    • Select TCP/IP stack while creating new VMkernel network adapter

    Known Issues

    • Import Item into Content Library is not working.
    Fling 3.15 - Build 5702473

    New Features

    • Create VM with existing hard disk (vmdk)
    • Create VM with RDM disk
    • Storage Policy’s Storage Compatibility

    Improvements

    • Warn when about to perform an operation on single/multiple VMs managed by a solution (currently supported for most VM operations)
    • Added Managed By info on VM Summary tab to indicate that the VM is managed by a solution
    • Create VM with custom Power Management options set on Customize Hardware > VM Options page

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed “Cannot read property 'storageRef' of null” error when cloning VM or template

    Release Notes

    • Firefox, IE and Edge browsers crash from time to time on the Storage Policies views
    Fling 3.14 - Build 5578293

    New Features

    • VMware Tools 'More info...' link on VM Summary page
    • ‘Customize Guest OS’ action on VMs
    • Delete VM Storage Policy

    Improvements

    • Dashboard: performance and browser compatibility updates. Let us know if you notice the improvements!
    • All validation/permission checks on ‘Customize Guest OS’ page of Clone/Deploy VM wizards are in place

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed the issue with slow compatibility check on 'Select compute resource' page, when creating or cloning VM/template
    • The Modified date column on ‘Customize Guest OS’ page of Clone/Deploy VM wizards is now sorted correctly (by year first).

    Known Issues

    • Sometimes when creating or cloning VM/template, the compatibility check on 'Select compute resource' page might take longer than expected. You can click anywhere on the wizard page at that moment, to trigger faster completion of the validation.
    Fling 3.13 - Build 5476635

    New Features

    • VDRS and SDRS overrides can be configured
    • Fault tolerance configuration for VMs
    • Cross vCenter Server vMotion

    Improvements

    • ESXi version field can be chosen in host lists (not displayed by default).
    • Fling appliance build number is visible in Help -> About VMware vSphere
    Fling 3.12 - Build 5414421

    New Features

    • VMs’ Compliance for Storage Policy
    • Distributed Switch - Add and Manage Hosts
    • Check Policy compliance action for VM Storage Policy

    Improvements

    • Create new VM with custom VMware Tools and boot options set on Customize Hardware > VM Options page
    • Limited Permission user enhancements for VM configuration
    Fling 3.11 - Build 5349438

    New Features

    • Consolidate disk snapshots
    • Move VM to Host & cluster
    • Drag and drop VM to datastore and datastore cluster
    • Advanced performance charts can be displayed as a stacked graph
    • VM Storage Policy content
    • Import, export, duplicate and delete a VM customization specification

    Improvements

    • Host CPU and Host Memory bars in the vm list
    • Clone VMs or templates across VCs to a datastore part of datastore cluster

    Bug fixes

    • Cluster > Monitor > vSphere HA > Heartbeat displays the correct set of datastores
    • Fix the vmotion of multiple VM to another cluster - show the proper error message
    • When creating or cloning VM on non-English locales, there are no longer errors when you land on Customize Hardware page. The issue with invalid default value for the hard disk Limit-IOPs has been resolved
    • Fixed an error on VM Summary when the user doesn’t have privileges to view VM Storage Policies
    Fling 3.10 - Build 5267018

    New Features

    • Add an existing harddisk(vmdk) as a new disk for a VM
    • Change the default storage policy action
    • Performance charts can be exported to images and CSV

    Bug fixes

    • Drag and drop VMs to resource pool or vApp when connected to 6.0 VC
    • Workaround for failure to login to FAMI UI (https://<h5-client-appliance-address>/5490) is given here - Bug#158

    Known Issues

    • Popout performance charts don’t work in version 3.10

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 3.9 - Build 5234189

    New Features

    • Advanced performance charts: objects and counters can be selected
    • Turn On/Off disk LED for Host Storage Devices
    • Mark disk as Remote/Local action from Host Storage Device view
    • Monitoring the Storage Providers for VVol Datastores
    • Migrate VMs from one Network to another
    • Edit NetFlow settings on a Distributed Switch
    • Content Library (read only view of libraries, templates and other types)
    • Delete a Content Library
    • Create a Subscribed Library on the content library page

    Bug fixes

    • Issue with utilization graphs for guest memory overflowing is resolved
    • You can now successfully register VM on resource pool or vApp, when connected to 6.0 VC

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 3.8 - Build 5204615

    New Features

    • Erase device’s partitions action from Host Storage Devices view
    • Mark as Flash/HDD disk actions from Host Storage Devices view
    • Create new NFS4.1 datastore with Kerberos authentication
    • Protocol endpoints for hosts and datastores
    • Edit TCP/IP Stack Configuration
    • VM Customization Specifications view under 'Policies and Profiles'

    Bug fixes

    • “New datastore” action is now available from host’s context menu.
    • We now display the correct gateway address for VMkernel adapters for which the default gateway is overridden.

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 3.7 - Build 5168275

    New Features

    • vSphere Client (HTML5) application went through a series of upgrades in this Fling starting from using latest Angular Javascript framework (Angular 4) to latest Clarity. There will likely be many minor changes in appearance (spacing, text, etc), but if you see any that are issues, please report any such anomalies using the Feedback tool (please include the tag “#DESIGN:” at the front of your comment)
    • Create new VVol datastore via “New datastore” wizard
    • Unmount VVol datastore from hosts
    • Move files and folders between datastores in datastore file browser

    Known Issues

    • “New datastore” action is missing from host’s context menu. The action can still be invoked from host’s parent cluster or datacenter

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 3.6 - Build 5130996

    New Features

    • RDM Disk can be added to a VM
    • Datastores can be moved between folders and datastore clusters
    • Datastore cluster connectivity to clusters view
    • Copy folders and files between datastores in datastore file browser
    • View the IPv4 and IPv6 routing tables for TCP/IP stacks

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed issue MAC address not shown completely in edit settings dialog

    Known Issues

    • Moving a datastore to a datacenter through drag and drop doesn’t work

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 3.5 - Build 5109609
    DARK THEME REMOVED: We may have jumped the gun releasing the dark theme last week. We really wanted to get this highly requested feature into your hands, but it turns out there are issues created with coming plans on our roadmap. In order to keep moving forward, we’ll have to remove the dark theme for a while. We’ll be looking for ways of adding it back in a fashion that will be futureproofed, but right now it’s hard to say how long that might be.

    New Features

    • VM Storage Policies view on VM’s Configure tab.
    • View NetFlow settings of a Distributed Switch
    • OSGi Sandboxing for HTML Client plug-ins – a feature that aims to achieve vSphere HTML Client plug-in isolation by re-using Virgo server’s scoping feature. More details are available in the HTML Client SDK Fling Documentation

    Improvements

    • Added horizontal splitters to Host’s Storage Adapters and Storage Devices views.
    • Added details view on the TCP/IP Configuration page of Hosts
    • Increased the maximum width of the inventory tree pane to allow displaying the full names of objects without trimming them
    • Customized Register VM Template wizard
    • Auto scroll on 'Select storage' page, when creating or cloning VM/template

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed issue with removing multiple NFS datastores.
    • Fixed issue with Network Adapter selection in VM edit settings

    Known Issues

    • Dark theme has been removed as stated above. It will be reintroduced sometime in future
    • Help -> About VMware vSphere will not reflect the build number of the installed vSphere Client (HTML5). You should login to FAMI (https://:5490) to look at the installed build number.

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 3.4 - Build 5070500

    New Features

    • New Dark theme client! - You can now access the client with a dark theme by appending the URL with /?theme (ex: https://<fqdn-or-ip-address-of-client/ui/?theme). You can switch back to regular theme by removing the /?theme from the URL.

      NOTE: As this is an experimental feature, hence some places of the application might not be themed appropriately (like Dashboard page in Home). If you have feedback for us regarding the new theme (like, dislike, improvement requests), please submit using the Feedback tool with “THEME:” in the text area.
    • Download multiple files as a zip from the Files Browser (Available only in vSphere Client(HTML5))
    • Check VM Storage Policy compliance
    • Reapply Storage Policy of a VM
    • Host profile customizations for a host can be reset
    • Storage DRS rules can be added and removed
    • Move VM template(s) to VM folder

    Improvements

    • Advanced performance charts for disk usage now display the user-friendly device name in the legend.
    • Register VM from the Actions menu of a datastore
    • Validations for invalid selections in Register VM wizard

    Bug Fixes

    • Hosts are now listed on 'Select compute resource' page of Migrate wizard when connected to 6.0 VC
    • Fixed issue with limiting 97 GB RAM

    Known Issues

    • Dashboard page will not show dark theme when you switch themes
    • Help -> About VMware vSphere will not reflect the build number of the installed vSphere Client (HTML5). You should login to FAMI (https://:5490) to look at the installed build number.

    Release Notes

    • You do not need to edit any files to enable the features as described in known issues of fling ver 3.0. When you upgrade to ver 3.1, all the features should work
    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 3.3 - Build 5035928

    New Features

    • VM Storage Policies portlet on the VM’s Summary
    • Inflate disk action in Files Browser
    • Remove from inventory multiple VMs/templates
    • Move VM(s) to a VM folder or datacenter (Move To... option now available)

    Improvements

    • Added Networks; Distributed Switches; and Network Folders lists for network folders
    • Accept License page in Deploy OVF and Deploy VM from library workflows
    • Edit CPUID mask in VM edit settings

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed issue with configuring vSphere Client (HTML5) appliance for external PSC (Find updated details in the instructions document)

    Known Issues

    • Deleting Tags/Categories will not show additional details in the confirmation dialog

    Release Notes

    • You do not need to edit any files to enable the features as described in known issues of fling ver 3.0. When you upgrade to ver 3.1, all the features should work
    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 3.2 - Build 5016889

    New Features

    • Edit iSCSI Advanced Options
    • Allocate space for host cache
    • Chart for datastore usage by file type
    • Resource utilization charts for VMs, RPs and vApps
    • DRS per-host utilization charts for CPU and Memory
    • Storage DRS recommendations, faults and action history
    • ‘New Distributed Switch’ wizard
    • Remove Distributed Switch
    • Edit VMkernel adapter settings
    • Migrate VM: Added ‘Change storage only’ option
    • Migrate VM: When changing compute resource only, you can now migrate VM networking ('Select networks page')
    • Register VM or VM template (from a datastore's File browser)
    • Remove from inventory a VM or VM template
    • Move a VM to a VM folder or datacenter using 'Move to' dialog

    Improvements

    • Unmount Datastore Warning appears when the HA heartbeat is going to be affected by the operation. It appears only when the datastore is going to be removed from all of the hosts in a HA Cluster (only in vSphere Client)
    • Multi selection support for Datastore lists
    • Batch operations in host lists (Maintenance mode, certificate operations, reconfigure for vSphere HA, rescan storage)
    • Rename Distributed Switch and Distributed Port Group actions
    • When creating new VM, any changes on the VM Options tab of Customize Hardware page will be applied to the VM
    • Edit CPU ID mask

    Bug Fixes

    • ISO mount issue fixed
    • Fixed display of hard disk capacity in VM edit settings dialog for older hardware version VMs

    Known Issues

    • Deleting Tags/Categories will not show additional details in the confirmation dialog

    Release Notes

    • You do not need to edit any files to enable the features as described in known issues of fling ver 3.0. When you upgrade to ver 3.1, all the features should work
    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
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    Fling 3.1 - Build 4979752

    New Features

    • Cluster > Monitor > Storage Overview (only in vSphere Client). It gives the aggregated storage overview of the hosts in a cluster. There it is easy to find if a host deviates from the standard configuration for that cluster.
    • Host Cache Configuration read-only view
    • Storage DRS runtime and advanced settings can be configured
    • Drag and drop a VM to datacenter
    • Drag and drop a VM template to VM folder or datacenter
    • Drag and drop of a VM/template works from a list in the central workspace to the inventory tree
    • Delete global Tags and Categories

    Improvements

    • Mount/Unmount action on VMFS > Configure > Connectivity and Multipathing page
    • The New VM wizard provides an additional option to clone an existing VM
    • Can assign custom storage policy when cloning VM
    • Delete SCSI controller from VM if it is not in use by any devices

    Known Issues

    • Deleting Tags/Categories will not show additional details in the confirmation dialog

    Release Notes

    • You do not need to edit any files to enable the features as described in known issues of fling ver 3.0. When you upgrade to ver 3.1, all the features should work
    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 3.0 - Build 4906185

    New Features

    • Deploy VM from OVF template (Basic) - Deploy VM on a Host using OVF template URL for a vCenter 6.5 only
    • Deploy VM from template in content library (Basic) - Deploy a VM from a template in content library. There is a change to invoke this workflow, Right click on Host (or cluster or folder) and select “New Virtual Machine…”, then select “Deploy from Template”. This works against vCenter 6.0 and 6.5
    • Edit Settings of a Standard Switch
    • Edit IPv4 settings for Hardware iSCSI
    • Drag and drop a VM to VM folder in the 'VMs and Templates' inventory tree

    Improvements

    • Reserve all guest memory in VM edit settings
    • Roles can be created with editable role name

    Known Issues

    • If you don't see Deploy OVF template and Deploy from template in New Virtual Machine wizard, please enable these features by following steps below:
       
      i. SSH to vSphere Client (HTML5) appliance 
      ii. Stop vsphereclient service
         /etc/init.d/vsphere-client stop
      iii. vim /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphere-ui/uiFeatures.cfg
      iv. //change this from disabled to enabled
           h5uiVmLibraryActionAddFlag = enabled 
      v. //Add below entries 
           h5uiOVFDeploy = enabled
           h5uiContentLibrary = enabled
      vi. Save the file and exit
      vii. Start vsphereclient service by running: 
            /etc/init.d/vsphere-client start
    • Deploy OVF only works for vCenter 6.5 due to removal of dependency on Client Integration Plugin from vSphere Client (HTML5). For now, you can only deploy OVF on a host and by only using OVF URL. Also, advanced customizations are not available in the wizard yet.
    • Deploy VM from template in content library is missing advanced features like “Customizing guest OS customization”, “Advanced network configuration” etc.,
    • Cannot drag and drop VM templates to VM folders yet
    • If you have ad blockers installed and enabled on the browser, you might notice some issues with the live refresh feature of the vSphere Client (HTML5) application. Disabling the ad blockers and refresh of the browser will resolve the issues.

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.20 - Build 4875797

    New Features

    • ‘New Distributed Port Group’ wizard
    • Support for VMFS6 datastore creation through New Datastore wizard
    • Support for adding Software FCoE adapter
    • Rescan/Unregister Storage Provider action
    • Refresh Storage Provider's certificate action
    • Network Settings for Hardware iSCSI adapter
    • Create new global role (takes a default role name)

    Improvements

    • Storage Devices’ lists now contain Datastore column showing the Datastore which consumes the device (available only in the new vSphere Client)

    Bug Fixes

    • A user who is not vCenter Administrator (Ex - Host administrator or datacenter administrator) can edit the VM

    Known Issues

    • Currently the ‘New Distributed Port Group’ wizard can be invoked only from the actions menu of a datacenter or the VC. We’re working on enabling it at Distributed Switch level as well.
    • New roles created will take a default name of Role-name-time-when-role-got-created, till role name field is added.
    • If you have ad blockers installed and enabled on the browser, you might notice some issues with the live refresh feature of the vSphere Client (HTML5) application. Disabling the ad blockers and refresh of the browser will resolve the issues.

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.19 - Build 4810256

    New Features

    • New Dashboard style page! Now, navigation to the “Home Menu -> Home” page launches an experimental dashboard feature with some common administrative metrics. At a glance, a user can get high level statistics about vCenter capacity resources, top alerts, and more. This offering presents quick and informative statistics in an easy to use visual format. NOTE: As this is an experimental feature, live refresh of the data is not enabled, you can refresh the data in the dashboard by clicking on the global refresh icon inside the vSphere Client (HTML5) application. Also, the old Home screen is now moved to “Home Menu -> Shortcuts” in case you still need it. If you have feedback for us regarding the new dashboard (like, dislike, improvement requests, want the old Home brought back), please submit using the Feedback tool with “DASHBOARD:” in the text area. Note, that due to some quirks right now with the Feedback tool, taking a screenshot on this view will only show the Dashboard central area and not the lefthand side or tasks. This is expected.
    • Host profile compliance data can be seen for hosts and clusters.
    • SDRS automation settings can be configured.
    • Edit settings of a Distributed Switch
    • New Storage Provider action
    • Disable Software iSCSI/FCoE adapter action
    • Edit iSCSI name and alias action
    • Edit the Space Reclamation configuration action
    • Rename Storage Device action

    Improvements

    • Added VLAN ID, VMs, and a few other columns to the Distributed Port Groups list
    • List multiple VMs in the 'Power On Failures' dialog
    • When you create or clone a VM/template on a datastore cluster and you open the 'Datastore Recommendations' dialog on 'Ready to complete' page, your last selection is preserved
    • The Memory reservation values on 'Customize hardware' page are preserved, when navigating back and forth in the VM provisioning wizards

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed automatic refresh in Distributed Switch > Configure > Properties view
    • Performance charts timeline axis reflects the user settings for 12/24 hour formats.
    • The Power options in a VM's Actions menu are now fully visible on Internet Explorer 11
    • You can now create new VM on a host/cluster without standard networks. Previously there was error "Cannot read property 'displayName' of undefined" on 'Ready to complete' page in this case.

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.18 - Build 4781476

    New Features

    • Space Reclamation read-only configuration for VMFS6 datastores
    • Storage Providers view on VC level with all the details for Storage Providers and Storage System
    • Host profile customizations can be edited
    • Manage physical network adapters of a standard switch
    • Roles - You can view all the roles (with usage data), clone the role, delete role
    • Permissions - You can view all the global permission, add a global permission
    • Plugins - You can view list of plugins (read only) installed on your vSphere Client

    Improvements

    • Delete multiple distributed port groups
    • When you create or clone a VM/template on a datastore cluster, you can view faults generated by SDRS for the corresponding hard disks on 'Ready to complete' page
    • When you create or clone a VM/template, you can view the full hard disk details on 'Ready to complete' page
    • Unify the look and feel of VM power operations dialogs

    Known Issues

    • You might see error "Cannot read property 'objRef' of undefined" related to live refresh of the inventory tree, e.g. when converting VM to template

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.17 - Build 4743245

    New Features

    • Copy grid content for Storage Adapters, Storage Devices and Storage Paths
    • Override CHAP configuration for Dynamic/Static Discovery Targets
    • Utilization and resource reservation monitoring views for clusters and hosts.
    • Storage DRS overall configuration can be seen.

    Improvements

    • Sort 'Host CPU', 'Host Memory' and 'Guest Memory - %' columns in the VM lists on host, cluster and resource pool level
    • Provide custom Guest OS name in New VM wizard (Other Guest OS family > Other version)
    • Improvements when navigating back and forth in the VM provisioning wizards and changing existing selections
    • Additional video card information is displayed in the VM summary portlet

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed the issue with Drag and Drop of a host to a non-DRS enabled cluster./li>

    Release Notes

    • Added the certificate generation steps to the instructions section of the fling site, no need to fill-out the survey. Instructions include steps to generate certificates for HTML5 client appliance to connect to VCSA (both embedded/external PSC) or Windows vCenter (embedded PSC only)
    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.16 - Build 4721081

    New Features

    • Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
    • Network details for Software iSCSI port bindings
    • Enable/disable logging for VMs in the edit settings
    • Edit properties and policies of Standard Port Groups
    • View the properties of a Distributed Switch
    • Hosts can be moved in the inventory (including drag and drop).
    • Delete multiple VMs from disk
    • Delete single and multiple VM templates from disk
    • Upload Folder to datastore action for File Browser (Available only for Chrome, Edge and Firefox 50 and above)

    Improvements

    • New Switch Details and Features portlets on the Summary page of a Distributed Switch
    • View and edit notes on the Summary page of a Distributed Port Group
    • Resized VM provisioning wizards to accommodate more content
    • The storage policy selection is preserved when going back and forth in the VM provisioning wizards
    • More informative compatibility messages for incompatible datastores in VM provisioning wizards
    • Multi-files selection when uploading files to a datastore

    Known Issues

    • Drag and drop of a host to a Non DRS enabled cluster shows a javascript error, we are working on fixing this issue

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.15 - Build 4685753

    New Features

    • Users can edit the network type for a new network adapter in VM edit settings
    • Portlets in the summary page can be dragged and dropped
    • Upgrade to VMFS5 file system action
    • Partition Layout chart in Create datastore and Increase datastore capacity workflows
    • Network Port Binding view for Software iSCSI adapter
    • Add/Remove network port binding to Software iSCSI adapter

    Improvements

    • Users can synchronize the guest time with the host time in the VM edit settings
    • Can provision new VM/template on an incompatible storage (storage that doesn't match the current VM policy).
    • Can change the disk format successfully when cloning a VM/template.

    Bug Fixes

    • Issue where adding members to a host group wouldn’t display any hosts is fixed.

    Known Issues

    • In Cluster > Utilization, Active and Consumed CPU are swapped.

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.14 - Build 4655617

    New Features

    • Mount/Unmount NFS datastore
    • Edit properties and policies of Distributed Port Groups
    • Add physical network adapters to Standard and Distributed Switch
    • View properties and policies of Standard Switch

    Improvements

    • The VM memory and disk size values are preserved when going back and forth in the New VM wizard
    • Added all validations for the VM/template name in the New/Deploy/Clone wizards. Now an error appears when the provided name is too long or already in use.
    • Power state validations in VM edit settings dialog

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed issue with device loading on Customize Hardware page of New VM wizard when using Firefox and Internet Explorer 11 browsers
    • Fixed issue with deleting devices in the VM edit settings dialog

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.13 - Build 4616630

    New Features

    • Performance charts can be popped out in a new browser window.
    • Datastore clusters can be created and deleted.
    • ESXi PCI devices can be enabled for passthrough
    • ESXi usage of GPUs by VMs can be seen.
    • Configure Storage I/O Control
    • Attach/Detach devices from Host Storage Devices page

    Improvements

    • Datastore Files browser is a top-level tab
    • Edit Multipathing is available on VMFS Datastore > Connectivity and Multipathing page
    • Disconnected VMs cannot be edited
    • User can pick a different storage from the edit settings for new harddisks

    Known Issues

    • User cannot delete a device in edit settings dialog. We are working

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.12 - Build 4587215

    New Features

    • Convert virtual machine(s) to template
    • Clone template to template
    • Creation of Read-only NFS3 / NFS4.1 datastores
    • MEdit Multipathing Policies for Host Storage Devices

    Improvements

    • Drag and drop virtual machine to a host that has the same datastore and network
    • Launch New Virtual Machine wizard from vApp
    • Show active filters in the header of grid columns
    • Navigating back in a wizard and changing existing selection invalidates next wizard pages
    • Device type is now available under VMFS Datastore > Configure > Device Backing

    Known Issues

    • Question mark icons are displayed in ESXi hardware health monitoring in places where no icons should be displayed.
    • Advanced performance charts may fail to size correctly in some instances. Resizing the browser resolves this issue.

    Bug Fixes

    • Columns are resizable on Select storage page in Create/Clone/Migrate VM workflows

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.11 - Build 4553575

    New Features

    • Host PCI devices available passthrough to VMs and their details are listed.
    • Multipathing Device Details for host (VMFS > Configure > Connectivity and Multipathing)
    • Create new NFS4.1 datastore (multiple servers)
    • Mount/Unmount VMFS datastore
    • Keyboard shortcuts for power operations on virtual machines

    Improvements

    • Launch New Virtual Machine wizard from datastore and datastore cluster
    • Edit settings dialog of VM shows Tools Upgrade option for Power on
    • Delete datacenter from inventory

    Known Issues

    • Question mark icons are displayed in ESXi hardware health monitoring in places where no icons should be displayed.
    • Advanced performance charts may fail to size correctly in some instances. Resizing the browser resolves this issue.

    Bug Fixes

    • Create/clone virtual machines on SDRS-disabled datastore cluster

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.10 - Build 4530788

    New Features

    • Rescan storage (rescan for new VMFS volumes/new Storage Devices)
    • Create new NFS3 datastore
    • Create new NFS4.1 datastore (single server only)
    • Mount/Unmount VMFS datastore
    • Partition Details view for Host Storage Devices (Host > Configure > Storage Devices)
    • Device Details view for VMFS backing device (Datastore > Configure > Device Backing)
    • Enable/Disable storage device’s path
    • Remove Dynamic/Static Discovery Targets from Storage iSCSI adapter
    • Remove Standard Switch
    • Lockdown mode can be edited for ESXi hosts
    • ESXi hosts can be joined to domain
    • Convert VM template to VM
    • VM options in edit settings dialog will show general options
    • Create new global categories for tags
    • Search will return the results for tags

    Improvements

    • Validation messages for incorrect input when adding Dynamic/Static discovery targets

    Known Issues

    • Once you upgrade to latest fling version from FAMI UI, the version number will not change to the latest one until the FAMI UI is refreshed.

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed rendering of multi-line descriptions of distributed port groups
    • Fixed VM Options display issue

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.9 - Build 4495439

    New Features

    • Adding Dynamic/Static Discovery Targets to Storage iSCSI adapter
    • Rescan selected adapter on Host Storage Adapters view
    • Add Port Groups to Standard Switches
    • Create new Tags for existing categories

    Improvements

    • VMware Tools operations on multiple VMs (install/upgrade, unmount)
    • Performance enhancements on edit VM settings dialog particularly for VMs with multiple devices

    Known Issues

    • Once you upgrade to latest fling version from FAMI UI, the version number will not change to the latest one until the FAMI UI is refreshed.

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments pointing to VCSA only (for windows VC, refer the instructions document), the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.8 - Build 4468521

    New Features

    • Expand and collapse recent tasks panel
    • ESXi time/NTP can be configured
    • DRS affinity rules can be added and removed
    • Increase datastore capacity action
    • Add Software iSCSI adapter action on Host Storage Adapters view
    • Refresh host storage information on Host Storage Adapters view
    • Power operations on multiple VMs
    • VM Hardware Compatibility version upgrade on single and multiple VMs
    • Create new port groups on standard switches
    • View settings of distributed port groups

    Improvements

    • Edit shares and provisioning type for a VM
    • The VM Templates in Folders list shows full details for the VM templates
    • FAMI now shows build numbers

    Bug fixes

    • The selection in VMkernel adapters list and Virtual switches list is now preserved after refreshing the list

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.7 - Build 4440864

    New Features

    • Advanced performance charts (to replace the current overview performance charts):
      • Predefined views for most inventory objects
      • Live chart updates
      • Timespan can be configured
      • Zooming on a subarea of the chart is also an option
    • VM/Host DRS affinity groups can be managed.

    Improvements

    • Host hardware health: the raw CIM data can be saved to disk.

    Known Issues

    • Update to fling v2.5 from a previous version will not show the HTML5 web client version number in FAMI UI. We are working on fixing this, till then, you can ssh to the appliance and run below command to display the right version number.
      • #/etc/init.d/configui stop 
      • #/etc/init.d/configui start 

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW:
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.6 - Build 4410038

    Improvements

    • Details view for the available paths for Host Storage device
    • VM and Host groups can be created and edited
    • VM/Host rules can be viewed
    • Host firewall settings can be edited
    • VM swap/host system swap locations can be changed

    Improvements

    • Host advanced settings can be filtered during editing
    • Resource settings for resource pools/vApps can be managed
    • Remove folders from inventory

    Bug fixes

    • Issue with persistence of the shares changes in the edit settings VM is fixed

    Known Issues

    • Update to fling v2.5 from a previous version will not show the HTML5 web client version number in FAMI UI. We are working on fixing this, till then, you can ssh to the appliance and run below command to display the right version number.
      • #/etc/init.d/configui stop 
      • #/etc/init.d/configui start 

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.5 - Build 4380099

    New Features

    • Delete VMFS datastore action
    • Details view for the available devices coming from Host Storage adapter
    • Details view for the available paths for Host Storage adapter

    Improvements

    • Some performance improvements to the edit VM settings workflow
    • FAMI will show the HTML5 web client version number for new appliance installations

    Bug fixes

    • Edit setting dialog close bug is fixed - https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vsphere-html5-web-client/bugs/201

    Known Issues

    • Update to fling v2.5 from a previous version will not show the HTML5 web client version number in FAMI UI. We are working on fixing this, till then, you can ssh to the appliance and run below command to display the right version number.
      • #/etc/init.d/configui stop 
      • #/etc/init.d/configui start 

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.4 - Build 4360209

    New Features

    • Resource pools can be created
    • DRS recommendations/faults can be monitored

    Improvements

    • User can now rename folders

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.3 - Build 4313874

    New Features

    • Customize guest OS during clone for VMs with multiple NICs
    • ESXi advanced settings can be edited

    Improvements

    • Memory for a VM specified in GB by default
    • Resource pool settings are displayed on its summary page.

    Bug Fixes

    • During create VM from template, you can now select resource pools that are more than 2 levels deep.
    • CD/DVD drive remove mapping from .iso was not working before, this issue is fixed.
    • Snapshot delete refreshes the dialog.
    • Various bug fixes related to persisting VM settings when reconfiguring a VM

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.2 - Build 4288673

    New Features

    • HA admission control settings can be modified.
    • View and answer pending virtual machine questions
    • General details for Host Storage adapters
    • General details for Host Storage devices

    Improvements

    • More information available for host hardware health sensors.
    • Compatible and Incompatible with Storage Policy sections when selecting storage in Create\Clone VM wizard

    Known Issues

    • The maximum reservation when creating new resource pool can be too high.

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.1 - Build 4231781

    New Features

    • Folders can be created at vCenter and Datacenter level
    • Specify IPv6 address when customizing the guest OS while cloning a VM

    Improvements

    • Tags and Custom Attributes available in the entire vCenter are displayed at a global level

    Bug Fixes

    • Removing a device from a VM should work properly now
    • Adding a new hard disk should work properly now
    • Changing a VM’s network should update on the summary page now
    • Editing the CD/DVD drive of a VM should work properly now

    Known Issues

    • All objects (Ex: Datastore clusters for datastore folder) related to folder type are not displayed yet.

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 2.0 - Build 4231781

    New Features

    • Fling deployments can now be managed through a UI, Hello FAMI! (Fling Appliance Management Interface). Find more details about FAMI in the instructions document.

    Bug Fixes

    • VM level tags issue is fixed, you can see all the assignable tags for an object in the assign tag dialog.

    Known Issues

    • Submitting dialogs with the Enter key may lead to the dialog reappear on the screen.

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    • For updates, you can use FAMI, Please refer the Instructions pdf for details
    Fling 1.17 - Build 4202128

    New Features

    • Added CDP and LLDP info for physical network adapters
    • New "Hardware acceleration" list for datastores ([Datastore] -> Configure -> Hardware acceleration)
    • New "Device Backing" list for VMFS datastores ([Datastore] -> Configure -> Device Backing)

    Improvements

    • The effective HA responses for failures for a VM can be seen on the VM summary screen.
    • Custom Attributes and Tags actions from action menu

    Known Issues

    • VM level tags are not shown in the assign tag dialog, we are working on fixing this.

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    Fling 1.16 - Build 4172537

    New Features

    • Host hardware health can be monitored (sensor state and readings only).
    • Create new datacenter
    • Add VMkernel adapters

    Improvements

    • HA advanced settings can be edited
    • HA response for APD conditions can be changed
    • Capture snapshot of a powered ON VM with the memory
    • Assign and remove tags on objects
    • New "Connectivity and Multipathing" list for VMFS datastores ([Datastore] -> Configure -> Connectivity and Multipathing)

    Bug Fixes

    • Bugs associated with editing a CD/DVD drive on a VM have been fixed

    Known Issues

    • VM level tags are not shown in the assign tag dialog, we are working on fixing this.

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    Fling 1.15 - Build 4144640

    New Features

    • Overview performance charts now have realtime option
    • Input IPv4 address when customizing guest OS while cloning a VM
    • Tags are displayed in the summary portlets of all the objects
    • ESXi hosts can be put into standby mode and powered back on.

    Improvements

    • HA datastores for heartbeat can be managed. Slight redesign in Edit HA dialog.
    • HA response for datastore under PDL can be changed.
    • Startup policy of ESXi services can be changed.

    Known Issues

    • There are some bugs with editing a CD/DVD drive, mounting a datastore ISO, etc. We are working on this.
    • Visual glitches when creating a cluster, editing DRS/DPM threshold.

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    Fling 1.14 - Build 4114669

    New Features

    • Custom attribute names and values can be edited.
    • Create a VM on a folder

    Improvements

    • ESXi services can be controlled.
    • New Datastore wizard now allows selecting a host

    Known Issues

    • Tags are only shown in the VM summary portlets and are not shown in portlets of other inventory objects like VC, Hosts, Datacenter etc.,

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    Fling 1.13 - Build 4091365

    New Features

    • Hosts can be reconfigured for vSphere HA.
    • Basic ability to edit the HA settings of a cluster
    • Live refresh of Manage snapshot tree (revert, delete, delete all)

    Improvements

    • Values for memory now default to GB instead of MB
    • Objects displayed in the alarms panel can be clicked to navigate to them in the inventory.

    Known Issues

    • Tags are only shown in the VM summary portlets and are not shown in portlets of other inventory objects like VC, Hosts, Datacenter etc.,
    • DRS advanced settings grid scrolling doesn’t work in the settings view

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    Fling 1.12 - Build 4059162

    New Features

    • Automatically upgrade VMware Tools on a VM
    • Select between 12/24h time format
    • Display of custom attributes in Summary portlets
    • Display of Tags in the Summary portlets of VMs only

    Improvements

    • Some more new icons
    • Added IP address configuration in the VMkernel adapter details view

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed height of the list of standard port groups

    Known Issues

    • Tags are not shown in portlets of other inventory objects like VC, Hosts, Datacenter etc.,

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.
    Fling 1.11 - Build 4029771

    New Features

    • Add VMFS Datastore wizard
    • Host firewall and services information can be viewed
    • Upgrade VMware Tools (interactive only)

    Improvements

    • View details of VMkernel adapters
    • Select a storage policy when editing hard disk’s location

    Bug Fixes

    • Changing the value of the first advanced DRS option no longer duplicates it.
    • Fixed fling versioning number mismatches

    Known Issues

    • Snapshot tree does not update itself when revert to, delete and delete all operations are invoked from the manage snapshot. You have to close the manage snapshot and open it again to see the updated tree.
    • Rendering glitch on the cluster’s HA failures and responses table

    Release Notes

    • After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.
    • For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
      /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      
      NEW: 
      /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc 
      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.

    Fling 1.10 - Build 4007740

    New Features

    • Specify a different location for a hard disk when creating a VM
    • Advanced DRS settings can be configured

    Improvements

    • Select a different SDRS recommendation even if SDRS is disabled when creating a VM
    • Interactions with the alarms in the alarms tab at the bottom.
    • Simplified fling upgrade commands

    Bug Fixes

    • Cloning a VM to a vApp or RP
    • Valid networks, including port groups on distributed switches, should show up in the network adapter dropdowns in Edit Settings and Create VM<

    Release Notes

    After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.

    For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
        /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter>

      NEW:
        /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter>

      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.

    Fling 1.9 - Build 3984031

    New Features

    • DRS and DPM settings of a cluster can be viewed and edited
    • HA admission control and heartbeat datastores configuration can be viewed
    • Default VM compatibility can be viewed and edited on the cluster level
    • Add host wizard has selection of lockdown mode settings
    • Add host to a cluster now allows creation of a new resource pool for the host’s vms
    • Alarms moved to bottom panel, thus giving more real estate in the central pane.

    Improvements

    • Warning will appear if you are trying to customize a guest OS that can’t be customized when cloning a VM

    Bug Fixes

    • Navigating to the HA view of a cluster no longer throws an exception
    • General fixes to the Datastore ISO filepicker

    Known Issues

    • Alarms in the bottom Alarms tab are read only
    • Administration section is work in progress.


    Release Notes

    After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.

    For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
        /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter>

      NEW:
        /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter>

      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.

    Fling 1.8 - Build 3953435

    New Features

    • Mount VMware Tools installer on a VM
    • Select different datastore cluster recommendations when creating a VM on a DRS-enabled datastore cluster
    • Disable SDRS when cloning a VM
    • Add a standalone host allows for selecting a VM location
    • Add a host to a cluster
      • For DRS clusters we add the host’s VMs to the cluster’s root resource pool

    Improvements

    • Copy/paste VM IP addresses from the tooltip on the summary page
    • Most dialogs are now draggable, resizable and maximizable.

     Bug Fixes

    • Date Time column on Events section were showing times in different time zones, this is fixed.
    • Add a host to a cluster is not yet available

    Release Notes

    After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.

    For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
        /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter>

      NEW:
        /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter>

      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.

    Fling 1.7 - Build 3921390

    New Features

    • Open remote console from the VM action menu
    • Migrate a VM to a Vapp
    • Add a standalone host to either a datacenter or a host folder
    • Manage Snapshot has the snapshot tree with snapshot details

    Improvements

    • Guest customization spec list in the clone VM wizard is now filtered by guest OS
    • See faults if a VM on a DRS-enabled cluster cannot be powered on
    • Icons have been updated


    Bug Fixes

    • VM Snapshot error “Cannot read property 'rootSnapshotList' of undefined”
    • Error “Cannot read property 'length' of null”
    • Customize guest OS when deploying VM from template


    Known Issues

    •  Disabling DRS while cloning a VM is not available yet
    • Add a host to a cluster is not yet available

    Release Notes

    After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.

    For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
      OLD:
        /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter>

      NEW:
        /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user root --vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter>

      Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.

    Fling 1.6 - Build 3892664

    New Features

    • Customize guest OS when cloning a VM (basic) -- select existing spec
    • HA: responses to some failure conditions for a cluster can be viewed
    • View port groups for standard switches
    • VM Snapshots features include
      • Revert to Latest Snapshot
      • read only views of Manage snapshots

    Improvements

    • The “Manage” tabs of inventory objects are renamed to “Configure” and all the second level tabs are moved to the table of contents.
    • Disable storage DRS when selecting a Datastore Cluster as storage resource while creating a VM from scratch


    Bug Fixes

    • Fix to show VM storage policies in VM configuration
    • Configuring new HTML5 appliance with VC was throwing “module.js error upon registering with Virtual Center” error. This issue is fixed. 

    Known Issues

    • Disabling DRS while cloning a VM is not available yet
    • Only simple use cases of customizing guest OS while cloning a VM are available right now (error cases not handled include: Windows customization resources not found on the server; Incompatible guest spec configuration)
    • Manage snapshots throws an error if invoked on a VM which has no snapshots. 

    Release Notes

    After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.

    For fresh deployments, the command has changed from:
     OLD:
     /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter>

     NEW:
     /usr/lib/vmware-client-configui/scripts/config.sh configure --start yes --user root --vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter>

     Please refer to the Instructions pdf for details.

    Fling 1.5 - Build 3866199

    New Features

    • EVC status for clusters can be viewed and edited
    • Overview DRS and HA status for clusters
    • Read only view of host profile information in host settings
    • Read only view of the lockdown mode and exception users for a host
    • VM Snapshot with limited feature. Take snapshot of a VM.
    • New TCP/IP stacks list for hosts

    Improvements

    Navigate to the Datastore Files Browser from the context menu and from datastore lists

    Bug Fixes

    • Automatic redirects should now be working again (example: from [https://<ip-or-fqdn>/vsphere-client] to [https://<ip-or-fqdn>:9443/ui])
    • Correct standby mode icon for hosts
    • Scrollbar fix for large lists of resources in the migrate VM wizard
    • Bug fixes for the Create New VM wizard

    Known Issues

    To Manage the snapshots, (revert, edit, rename, delete) you have to use the Flex Client. These operations will be supported in the next versions of the H5 Client

    Release Notes

    After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.

    Fling 1.4 - Build 3838615

    New Features 

    • Upload a file to a Datastore ([Datastore] -> Manage -> Files) - Client Integration Plugin is not required
    • Migrate a VM’s compute resource to a resource pool

    Improvements

    • Edit an existing SCSI controller
    • Hot remove CD/DVD drives


    Bug Fixes

    • Clone VM wizard -- successful compute resource compatibility checks should now show a result

    Known Issues

    • [old] VM Storage Policy selection is broken in both the Create VM wizard and in the Edit VM Settings dialog. A VM will still get created with the Datastore Default policy in this case.
    • [old] When selecting a datastore cluster as a storage resource when creating a VM, disabling DRS is not available yet.
    Fling 1.3 - Build 3811445

    New Features

    • Select a datastore cluster as storage when creating a VM (note -- cannot disable DRS yet)

    Improvements

    • Add new devices to a VM from a single menu
    • Filenames (OVA and RPM) now reflect Fling version numbers as well as matching build numbers
    • More information about vApps on the inventory list

    Bug Fixes

    • CD/DVD -> Datastore ISO filepicker is now working properly
    • Several unhandled JS exceptions
    • Bug fix for host power management settings

    Known Issues

    • VM Storage Policy selection is broken in both the Create VM wizard and in the Edit VM Settings dialog. A VM will still get created with the Datastore Default policy in this case.
    • When selecting a datastore cluster as a storage resource when creating a VM, disabling DRS is not available yet.

    Release Notes

    After your login you may see a Submit button appearing briefly at the top left of a white page. Please ignore it and wait for the Home page to come up.

    Fling 1.2 - Build 3784316

    New Features

    • Browse files in a Datastore ([Datastore] -> Manage -> Files)
    • Download a file from a Datastore
    • URL redirects: your old bookmarked URLs should now work, simplifying adoption of h5client. Examples
      https://<h5client ip or domain name>/vsphere-client
      https://<h5client ip or domain name>:9443/vsphere-client
      Should now automatically redirect to the h5client standard:
      https://<ip or domain name>:9443/ui
      This requires running step (5) above, the firewall.sh script
      Remove a CD/DVD drive/Network adapter/Hard disk from a new or existing VM

    Improvements

    • Add devices to a VM from a single menu

    Known Issues

    The Feedback tool is currently inaccessible when Wizards/Dialogs are up. We will fix this in the next release.

    If you deploy the OVA from scratch (or rerun the configuration) you may get a message like this:
         Configuration process completed! Type '/etc/init.d/vsphere-client start' to start the vSphere Client server.
         /etc/init.d/vsphere-client: line 307: /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/scripts/configurator.js: Permission denied
    You can safely ignore this.

    Fling Version 1.1

    New Features

    • Add a new CD/DVD drive to a new or existing VM
    • Add a new network adapter to a new or existing VM
    • Add a new hard disk to a new or existing VM
    • Create a VM from a cluster
    • Migrate compute resource of a VM to a cluster and set vMotion priority
    • Change Agent VM settings for a Host
    • View Lockdown Mode in Security Profile settings of a host
    • View Certificate information for a host
    • Add a new cluster workflow (basic)
    • Remove a cluster

    Improvements

    • Connect/disconnect a network adapter
    • Configure a network adapter when creating a new VM

    Bug Fixes

    Create a VM on a vApp or RP

    Known Issues

    Filters applied on Recent Tasks columns are wiped out when new tasks appear, due to the way new tasks refresh interacts with the filtering. We are working on this.

A fully supported version of the HTML5 client is released with vSphere 6.5, and the official name will be vSphere Client.  We won't be renaming this Fling, but may start saying things like 'vSphere Client Fling' in addition to the other terms we've used before.
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A fully supported version of the HTML5 client is released with vSphere 6.5, and the official name will be vSphere Client.  We won't be renaming this Fling, but may start saying things like 'vSphere Client Fling' in addition to the other terms we've used before.
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