Alright now that you got your vCenter 5.1 up and running & ready to start managing it. I know vSphere Client will be the first thing to come to your mind in here, but its worth mentioning that all the new features in vSphere 5.1 is only included in the vSphere Web Client not the traditional Installable vSphere Client. Alright that should get you enough reason to install and try to get used to the new vSphere Web Client. Though the new vSphere Web Client has been improved dramatically from the one included in vSphere 5.0 that it feels it is a fully different client. It is much faster, smoother and with tons more functionality that can replace almost every functionality in the traditional vSphere Client.
While this post show you how to install the vSphere Web Client in a step by step fashion, if you have not yet setup vCenter 5.1 then you might want to look at previous posts in this series which document vCenter 5.1 installation including preparing the DBs.
Alright for those of you ready to install the vSphere 5.1 Web Client, please find the promised step by step instruction below.
To install vSphere Web Client
1-Launch the installer using an account with administrator privileges.
2-Select VMware vSphere Web Clientfrom the VMware Product Installers menu and click Install.
3- Select the Language for the installation.
4- Click next to proceed with the web client installation
5- Click Next to accept the End User Patent Agreement
6- Accept the End User License Agreement
7- Choose the Installation Destination Folder
8- Confirm the Web Client Port Settings and click Next.
9- Enter the information to register the Web Client with vCenter Single Sign On
10- Click Install to begin the Installation
11- Hit finish to complete the installation and Exit.
Hope you have found this series of vCenter 5.1 Step by Step Installation posts useful. Please leave your feedback, opinion, anything I missed in the below comments area.