[Chugalug] OT: esxi 5.5 and winxp 32

William Roush william.roush at roushtech.net
Fri Oct 18 15:40:51 UTC 2013

Oh yeah just remembered: editing hardware on guests using the new 
virtual hardware version 10, can't due it on the vSphere client, have to 
do it through the web UI.

Kind of a big deal.

William Roush

On 10/18/2013 11:38 AM, William Roush wrote:

> I can't remember off the top of my head, but there is some new 5.5 
> feature that is available to the free edition, but due to no web 
> client being available you have to use it over one of the various CLI 
> methods.
> Not cool.
> William Roush
> On 10/18/2013 11:09 AM, Nick Smith wrote:
>> First, why are you running windows xp? ;-)
>> If microsoft is dropping it, why would anyone else still support it?
>> Second, the snazzy features that you wont see in the real client you 
>> wouldnt see anyway without a license.
>> They will always have the hypervisor for free, vsphere/vcenter comes 
>> in when you need centralized management of all your hosts. (and lots 
>> of other features)
>> They are headed in the web client direction and ive heard that they 
>> will eventually do away with the standard client (which i personally 
>> hate, the web client is slow) and there are plugins that arent ready 
>> for the web client yet, update manager is one of them.
>> I would assume if they ever discontinue the standard client, they 
>> would roll out a web client version for the free hypervisor, you have 
>> to have some way to manage your host. I dont see that as pushing 
>> people to buy vsphere/vcenter.
>> They people that need its features will buy it anyway, or already 
>> have it.
>> They also just raised the host/vm restrictions in 5.5 for the linux 
>> vcenter server appliance which runs postgres.
>> (no need for more MS and SQL licenses yay!)
>> http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/08/26/vsphere-5-5-nuggets-vcenter-server-appliance-limitations-lifted/
>> I cant comment on vmware reps, ive never spoken to one.
>> On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Matt Keys <mk6032 at yahoo.com 
>> <mailto:mk6032 at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>>     Just a heads up that I discovered winxp 32 bit isn't compatible
>>     with the new vsphere 5.5 client. I'm pretty sure it's because of
>>     http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2049143 , but that refers to the real
>>     vsphere server whereas I'm connecting at the host level with the
>>     client. This is the error I get :
>>     http://www.mattkeys.net/winxp32_esxi55.png . The same machine
>>     using 5.1 client worked just fine, there are no
>>     network/firewall/av issues to note. My clients installed on Win 7
>>     and 8 machines are working fine. Also note the "you won't see all
>>     the new snazzy features of 5.5 with the real client" message. It
>>     seems like they're pushing you to the web client, which requires
>>     a vsphere server (standard/enterprise) license does it not?
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