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URLs for VMware vSphere Client

The list of all links for vSphere Client provided by VMware! If you don’t find the version you need check here

Version
File Name Download URLs
VMware vSphere Client 6.0 VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-2502222.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/2/5/0/2/2/2/2/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-2502222.exe
VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 1 VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3016447.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/3/0/1/6/4/4/7/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3016447.exe
VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 2 VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3562874.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/3/5/6/2/8/7/4/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3562874.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1281650.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/2/8/1/6/5/0/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1281650.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1 VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1618071.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/6/1/8/0/7/1/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1618071.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1a VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1746248.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/7/4/6/2/4/8/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1746248.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update C VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1745234.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/7/4/5/2/3/4/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1745234.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1b VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1880841.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/8/8/0/8/4/1/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1880841.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 2 VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/9/9/3/0/7/2/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 3 VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-3024345.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/3/0/2/4/3/4/5/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-3024345.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-786111.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/7/8/6/1/1/1/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-786111.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1.0a VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-860230.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/8/6/0/2/3/0/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-860230.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1.0b VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-941893.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/9/4/1/8/9/3/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-941893.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1 VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1064113.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/0/6/4/1/1/3/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1064113.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1b VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1235233.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/2/3/5/2/3/3/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1235233.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1c VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1364039.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/3/6/4/0/3/9/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1364039.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 2 VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-11471691.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/4/7/1/6/9/1/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1471691.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 2a VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1880906.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/8/8/0/9/0/6/VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1880906.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.0 VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-455964.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/4/5/5/9/6/4/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-455964.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.0 Update 1 VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-623373.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/6/2/3/3/7/3/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-623373.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.0 Update 1a VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-755629.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/7/5/5/6/2/9/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-755629.exe
VMware vSphere Client 5.0 Update 1b VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-804277.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/8/0/4/2/7/7/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-804277.exe
VMware vSphere Client v5.0 Update 2 VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-913577.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/9/1/3/5/7/7/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-913577.exe
VMware vSphere Client v5.0 Update 3 VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-1300600.exe http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/1/3/0/0/6/0/0/VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-1300600.exe

VMware vSphere 6 Masterclass

ITMasters is offering a new course (VMware vSphere 6) , developed in partnership with ITPA, this short course is for administrators who are already comfortable setting up individual ESXi hosts, and configuring and maintaining VMs within.

Enroll here

Note: Course free of Charge! We love a bargain!

Starts in October 2016, scheduled time below.

  1. Wed, Oct 26, 2016 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT
  2. Wed, Nov 2, 2016 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT
  3. Wed, Nov 9, 2016 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT

References:

Free University Short Courses

Passed VCP5-DCV

After 2 months and an half studying VMware and went through official training, i’m really happy to say I’m officially VCP5-DCV for the next 2 years!

Pre-Requirements

One of the big pre-requirements is to have official training which cost around ~3500 USD, but if your are alone on this journey you can check a VMware IT Academy (VITA) for an online or classroom training. The cost on a VITA will vary between ~200 and 700 USD.To pick one of this courses on VITA there are pre-requirements also like unemployed, career changers, etc.

Materials

I’ve build my home Lab with 3 physical Servers, you can build yours using VMware Workstation, performance it’s not required here :). After vSphere ICM course, i’ve read VCP5-DCV Official Certification Guide to clarify some gaps. I’ve watched also CBT Nuggets VMware 5.5 (my notes on this are unfinished).  VCP Community ad documentation Center for 5.5 is also a great resource.

I leave here my notes for both courses:

CBT Nuggets VMware 5.5

VMware vSphere Install Configure and Manage 5.5

A few good resources while i was studying:

VCP Community

vSphere Instructional Videos

Exam

Exam Code:VCP550PSE
Duration (Time):120 minutes + 30 extension (only for non-native Countries)
Number of Questions:136
Passing Score:300

This exam code is the same in essence like VCP550, the different it was scheduled from a VITA student

VMware RoadMap

This is the roadmap for Version 5, and now it’s time to go to VCIX-NV

vmware_v5_roadmap

This is the official logo

VCP-DCV

References:

VMware Certification

VMware Press – VMware Certification Marketplace

Exam Blueprint vSphere 5.5 (VCP550)

Training on VMware ICM 5.5

There are different paths to be VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV), but the big requirement is have official training which costs loads of money, specially if you are running alone in this journey.

To fill this requirement you can use Training Partners of VMware or using VMware IT Academies (VITA), which are much more cheap (just found a few of them).

This will be fun over next weeks :)

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.5 functions and features and be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Deploy an ESXi host
•  Deploy a vCenter Server instance
•  Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
•  Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
•  Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
•  Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
•  Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
•  Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
•  Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
•  Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client™
•  Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
•  Manage access control using vCenter Server
•  Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
•  Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere®
Data Protection™ using vCenter Server
•  Apply patches using VMware vSphere®Update Manager™

Outline

  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. Virtualized Data Center
    • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
    • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    • Install and use vSphere Client
  3. Creating Virtual Machines
    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Deploy a single virtual machine
  4. VMware vCenter Server
    • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
    • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
    • Install and use vSphere Web Client
    • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
    • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
    • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
    • Describe and modify standard switch properties
    • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
    • Introduce storage protocols and device names
    • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Create and manage vSphere datastores
    • Deploy and manage VMware® Virtual SAN™
  7. Virtual Machine Management
    • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™
  8. Access and Authentication Control
    • Control user access through roles and permissions
    • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
    • Configure ESXi lockdown mode
    • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
  9. Resource Management and Monitoring
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Configure and manage resource pools
    • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
  10. High Availability and Fault Tolerance
    • Introduce the new vSphere High Availability architecture
    • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication
  11. Scalability
    • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
    • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
    • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
  12. Patch Management
    • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
    • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
    • Create patch baselines
    • Scan and remediate hosts
  13. Installing VMware Components
    • Introduce ESXi installation
    • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
    • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
    • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
    • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)

Rescan NIC on Centos

After clone a VM (Centos 6) in Vmware i was not able to use the nic (eth0), after some research it was using the same original VM MAC-ADDRESS (00:0c:29:2c:a9:ae)

To solve it i did:

rm -f /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

Because this is my lab i can reboot my vservers whenever i want :), so i rebooted

After reboot i was able too see correct mac-address assigned to my vserver

[[email protected] ~]# cat /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
# This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_net_rules
# program, run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file.
#
# You can modify it, as long as you keep each rule on a single
# line, and change only the value of the NAME= key.

# PCI device 0x8086:0x100f (e1000) (custom name provided by external tool)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:0c:29:2c:a9:af", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

Eth0 Interface pick up the right MAC and  i was able to communicate with my Lab World :)

[[email protected] ~]# vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
DEVICE=eth0
HWADDR=00:0C:29:2c:a9:af
TYPE=Ethernet
UUID=9e18221f-2e93-4326-8923-d3f834d15c62
ONBOOT=yes
NM_CONTROLLED=yes
BOOTPROTO=static
IPADDR=10.0.0.100
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY=10.0.0.254

Check Point launch vSEC for VMware NSX

Check point bring Security Gateways to the heart of VMware NSX, this will provide:

  • Scalable micro-segmentation
  • Context-aware security policy
  • Ubiquitous security enforcement
  • Security automation and orchestration
  • Comprehensive control and visibility

vsec-chart-1024x768

vsec_architecture  vsec_table 

icon-vsec

Documentation

vSEC Controller R77.30 and vSEC Gateway R77.20VSEC Release Notes
vSEC Controller R77.30 and vSEC Gateway R77.20VSEC Administration Guide

References:

Check Point vSEC

Support Center vSEC

 

If you missed VMware Online Technology Forum

If you missed VMware Online Technology Forum, sessions are available “on demand”, you will find news about vSphere 6, Virtual SAN, NSX and much more.

Signing up you will be able to gain access to technology updates and a number of select self-paced hands-on labs on the technologies driving IT efficiency and business advantage:

  • vSphere 6 – the Foundation for the Hybrid Cloud
  • Virtual SAN 6 and Virtual Volumes – What’s New?
  • Introducing VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Enabling Micro-Segmentation with NSX
  • Introducing Hyper-Convergence with EVO:RAIL
  • App Volumes – Revolutionising Application Delivery

To view a full list of the content available, please click here.

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