Register a vCenter Server System with the vSphere Web Client

 

Before you can connect to a vCenter Server system, you must register it with the vSphere Web Client. You can register multiple vCenter Server systems with a single vSphere Web Client. However, the vSphere Web Client can connect only to one vCenter Server system at a time, unless those vCenter Server systems are joined together in Linked Mode.

VMware recommends that you register a given vCenter Server system with only one vSphere Web Client instance, rather than using multiple vSphere Web Client instances to manage that vCenter Server system.

The vCenter Server system in a vCenter Server appliance (VSA) is preregistered with the vSphere Web Client installed in the appliance. To register another vCenter Server system with the vSphere Web Client installed as part of a vCenter Server Appliance, you must use the admin-app command-line script rather than the Web-based administration tool. You can also us admin-app command-line script to register vCenter with WebClient in situation when your vCenter is unable to download adobe flash player 10.1.0.

Prerequisites

· Log-in to the vCenter with vCenter Admin credentials on which the vSphere Web Client is installed. You cannot register a vCenter Server system with the client from a remote system.

· (Optional) If you will use the server IP address to access the vSphere Web Client and your browser uses a proxy, add the server IP address to the list of proxy exceptions.This is needed for downloading Adobe flash player.

Procedure

1. Open a Web browser and enter the URL for the administration tool: https://localhost:port/admin-app

or https://127.0.0.1:9443/admin-app.

You can also go to Start -> All Programs -> VMware -> VMware vSphere Web Client

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2. Click Register vCenter Server.

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3. In the vCenter Server name or IP text box, enter the server name or IP address of the vCenter Server system.

Do not include http:// or https://.

4. In the User name text box, enter the user name that you will use to connect to the vCenter Server system.

5. In the Password text box, enter the password.

6. In the vSphere Web Client server name or IP text box, enter the URL for the vSphere Web Client application, using the IP address or host name of the machine where the vSphere Web Client is installed.

Do not use the localhost URL for the vSphere Web Client. If you enter the localhost URL, the license reporting functionality will not be available in the vSphere Client unless the vSphere Web Client and vCenter Server are installed on the same system.

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Open vsphere web client using

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Enter credentials as shown below

 

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One thought on “Register a vCenter Server System with the vSphere Web Client

  1. Hi,

    I am having the error while registering the vCenter server with vSphere web client “Failed to register after vCenter server” after entering the credentials and server ip or name.

    Thanks

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