ESX Web UI

The following information is about how to add in the web ui to ESX server, in one of two ways, either installing it over the internet or downloading the VIB and installing on box.

This enables the webui in ESX which can be used in place of the vsphere client

Installing it over the Internet

  1. SSH into your ESXi host
  2. Run the command
    esxcli software vib install -v http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/esxui/esxui_signed.vib

Installing it from a local file

  1. Download the VIB file
  2. SSH into your ESXi host
  3. Copy the VIB file to /tmp/
  4. Run the command
    esxcli software vib install -v /tmp/esxui_signed.vib

    Making sure you include the full path name to the file or else installation will fail
  5. If the VIB installation completes successfully, you should now be able to navigate a web browser to https:///ui and the login page should be displayed.

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