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Minimum requirements for installing the vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client 5.x (2005083)
This article provides information about the requirements for installing the vSphere Client 5.x and accessing the vSphere Web Client.
Note: This is a not a comprehensive guide. For more information, see the vSphere 5.x documentation. The documentation contains definitive information. If there is a discrepancy between the documentation and this article, assume that the documentation is correct.
Ensure that your operating system supports the vSphere Client. For a list of supported operating systems for the vSphere Client, see the vSphere Compatibility Matrixes.
Note: The vSphere Client requires the Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework. If it is not installed on your system, the vSphere Client installer will install it. The Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 installation might require Internet connectivity to download and update files.
This table outlines the vSphere Client minimum hardware requirements:
|Processor||1 CPU, 500Mhz Intel or AMD (1GHz recommended)|
|Memory||1 GB RAM|
1.5 GB free disk space for a complete installation which includes the components: Microsoft .NET 2.0 SP2, Microsoft .NET 3.0 SP2, Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1, and Microsoft Visual J#
Note: Remove any previously installed versions of Microsoft Visual J# on the system where you are installing the vSphere Client.
|Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express disk requirements||
Up to 2 GB free disk space to decompress the installation archive. Approximately 1.5 GB of these files are deleted after the installation is complete.
Note: If you do not have any of these components already installed, you must have 400 MB free on the drive that has the %temp% directory. If you have all of the components already installed, 300 MB is required on the drive that has the %temp% directory, and 450 MB is required for vSphere Client.
vSphere Web Client
The vSphere Web Client has two components: A Java server and an Adobe Flex client application running in a browser.
This table outlines theHardware Requirements for the vSphere Web Client Server Component and Software Requirements for vSphere Web Client:
|Processor||2.00GHz processor with 4 cores|
At least 2 GB: 1 GB for the Java heap, and 1 GB for:
|2 GB free disk space|
The vSphere Web Client requires a 64-bit operating system for installation.
These operating systems are supported for the vSphere Web Client:
These browsers are supported for the vSphere Web Client 5.0:
These browsers are supported for the vSphere Web Client 5.1:
These browsers are supported for the vSphere Web Client 5.5:
Windows operating system
Mac operating system
|Adobe Flash Player Requirements||
vSphere Web Client 5.0:
vSphere Web Client 5.1:
vSphere Web Client 5.5:
For related information, see:
- Installing vCenter Server 5.5 best practices (2052334)
- Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 best practices (2053132)
- Installing vCenter Server 5.1 best practices (2021202)
- Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 best practices (2021193)
- Installing vCenter Server 5.0 best practices (2003790)
- Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 best practices (2003866)
- Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server, vCenter Single Sign On, vSphere Client, and vSphere Web Client
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