HOW TO: Install ESXi Embedded Host Client
  • KB ID: AA-00850
  • Created: 05/18/2016 8:07 AM
  • Updated: 04/04/2018 10:06 AM
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You want to install the Embedded Host Client (ESXi Web UI) onto a standalone Free ESXi


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To install the EHC please follow these steps:


  1. Update your ESXi to the most recent version (at least 6.0 U2)
      see related article below
  2. Download the most recent version of the Embedded Host Client (offline bundle) from:
  3. Open the downloaded zip file and extract the *.vib from the vib20/esx-ui
  4. Put the extracted vib onto the ESXi store (either by SCP or vSphere Client or your preferred data copy tool for Linux)
  5. If you have been installing an earlier version of the UI from virtuallyGhetto, remove it first using the following command

    esxcli software vib remove -n <NameOfTheVirtuallyGhettoUi>

    You can get a list of the installed vibs using this command

    esxcli software vib list

  6. Install the vib executing the following command

    esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/<StoreName>/<FolderName>

  7. Open your favourite internet browser and open the ui url to your ESXi
  8. Login with the same credentials you would log into vSphere Client


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