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What do I need to remotely administer VMWare ESXi 4.0 server? Thank you

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You manage it using the VMware VI Client that you can download by pointing a browser at the ip-address you gave the ESXi server when you built it.

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thank you. I did that, and I have one more issue after installing VMWare vSphere Client I got "Error parsing the "XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX" "clients.xml" file" – volody Jun 27 '10 at 1:40
I am running XP with SP3 – volody Jun 27 '10 at 1:44
I figure out that, fixed this by installing client on virtual machine with bare XP(SP3). It looks like vSphere client is broken on my host OS with all latest updates – volody Jun 27 '10 at 2:06
@volody Yes, one of the recent .NET updates for XP broke the vSphere client. Uninstall that, and it should start working. – EEAA Jun 27 '10 at 2:14
Just yesterday I noticed very interesting thing. Not sure if it's because of ESXi 4.1 update 1 or it was there before, BUT, when you navigate to the ESXI's webpage and click on download Vsphere client, you actually getting redirected to the VMware's website. – Vick Vega Mar 2 '11 at 19:32

VMWare has released an update for the vSphere client to correct this issue, see

This had been an issue on Win7 for a while, that .Net update must have brought it down to XP also.

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Yes, I had fixed that. I have downloaded the latest ESXi 4.0 with Update 1, and vSphere client from this distribution works fine. – volody Jun 27 '10 at 16:10

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