vSphere HTML5 Web Client

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. Please see the HTML Client SDK Fling Overview.pdf and download the html-client-sdk.zip.

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/vsphereclient 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/vsphereclient start
  • 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 VC6.0 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. 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 the instructions document.

For full instructions please see the 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 (top right corner) Help -> About VMware vSphere.
  2. Using FAMI:
    If you are on fling v1.17 onwards, follow below steps to upgrade to latest fling: - Login to https://: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-3.0.0.bsx
    chmod +x installer-3.0.0.bsx
    /etc/init.d/vsphere-client stop
    ./installer-3.0.0.bsx
    /etc/init.d/vsphere-client start
  3. After the server starts, go to the H5client and check the build number again, and it should now read 4906185, 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 3.0 - 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/vsphereclient 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/vsphereclient 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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