I log into the esxi host with vsphere 5.5 just fine.
I then select my server 2008 R2 vm and login through the console.
Once I get in the server, where I have vsphere client installed, I try to connect via the IP of the host, it shows it cannot connect. I have searched and only found issues similar to this revolving around firewall ports not being open, but all the ports needed are open. Everything is default.