vSphere-H5A few months ago a new fling was released called “vSphere HTML5 Web Client“, this fling can be used in conjunction to the standard vCenter interfaces. The fling client is build on HTML5 and javascript and is deployed as a OVA.

When they first released the fling they mentioned that it wasn’t complete yet and just last week they released a new version, v1.7.0 build 3921390. This version includes some new features, several improvements and bug fixes.

New Features

  • Open remote console from the VM action menu
  • Migrate a VM to a Vapp
  • Add a standalone host to either a datacenter or a host folder
  • Manage Snapshot has the snapshot tree with snapshot details


  • Guest customization spec list in the clone VM wizard is now filtered by guest OS
  • See faults if a VM on a DRS-enabled cluster cannot be powered on
  • Icons have been updated

Bug Fixes

  • VM Snapshot error “Cannot read property ‘rootSnapshotList’ of undefined”
  • Error “Cannot read property ‘length’ of null”
  • Customize guest OS when deploying VM from template


The previous version of the HTML5 Web Client fling already had a pretty long list of features:

  • Create VM on a Host
  • Clone to Template/VM
  • Select a datastore cluster as storage when creating a VM
  • Customize guest OS when cloning a VM (basic)
  • VM Edit Settings
  • VM Power Operations
  • VM Migration (only to a Host)
  • Migrate a VM’s compute resource to a resource pool
  • VM Console
  • Take snapshot of a VM.
  • Revert to Latest Snapshot
  • VM and Host Summary pages
  • Add a new cluster workflow (basic)
  • Remove a cluster
  • Overview DRS and HA status for clusters
  • HA: responses to some failure conditions for a cluster can be viewed
  • EVC status for clusters can be viewed and edited
  • Additional monitoring views (Performance charts, Tasks, Events)
  • Global Views (Recent tasks, Alarms–view only)
  • View Certificate information for a host
  • Read only view of host profile information in host settings
  • Read only view of the lockdown mode and exception users for a host
  • View Lockdown Mode in Security Profile settings of a host
  • Upload a file to a Datastore
  • View port groups for standard switches

To me this last update is a welcome one, specially after the announcement that the vSphere C# client is going away the HTML5 Web Client can be a very nice addition.

For more information on the fling check out the site