This section describes how to install the Client Integration plug-in.
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, disable Protected Mode.
The Client Integration Plug-in provides access to a virtual machine’s console in the vSphere Web Client and provides access to other vSphere infrastructure features. The Client Integration Plug-in also let you deploy Virtual Appliances and log in to the vSphere Web Client by using Windows session credentials.
You use the Client Integration Plug-in to deploy OVF or OVA templates and transfer files with the datastore browser. You can also use the Client Integration Plug-in to connect virtual devices that reside on a client computer to a virtual machine.
Install the Client Integration Plug-in only once to enable all the functionality the plug-in delivers. You must close the Web browser before installing the plug-in.
If you install the Client Integration Plug-in from an Internet Explorer browser, you must first disable the Protected mode and enable pop-up windows on your Web browser. Internet Explorer identifies the Client Integration Plug-in as being on the Internet instead of on the local intranet. In such cases, the plug-in is not installed correctly because Protected Mode is enabled for the Internet.
For information about supported browsers and operating systems, see the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation.
- In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the link to download the Client Integration Plug-in.
Table : Client Integration Plug-in
vSphere Web Client login page
Open a Web browser and type the URL for the vSphere Web Client.
At the bottom of the vSphere Web Client login page, click Download Client Integration Plug-in.Note:
If the Client Integration Plug-In is already installed on your system, you will not see the link to download the plug-in. If you uninstall the Client Integration Plug-In, the link to download it displays on the vSphere Web Client login page.
OVF deployment wizard
Select a host in the inventory.
Select Actions and navigate to Deploy OVF Template.
Click Download Client Integration Plug-In.
- If the browser blocks the installation either by issuing certificate errors or by running a pop-up blocker, follow the Help instructions for your browser to resolve the problem.
If you are using Google Chrome and having issues with the Client Integration Plug-in, see Knowledge Base Article 2130672.