You can install the vSphere Bitfusion client on Ubuntu.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Download the vSphere Bitfusion client for your Linux distribution from the VMware website at https://packages.vmware.com/bitfusion/ubuntu/.
  2. Update the package by running the apt-get update command.
    sudo apt-get update
  3. Install the package by running the sudo apt-get install -y ./bitfusion_client_version command, where bitfusion_client_version is the filename of the vSphere Bitfusion client.
    For example, sudo apt-get install -y ./bitfusion-client-ubuntu2004_2.5.0-10_amd64.deb.
  4. Verify the version of the vSphere Bitfusion client.
    bitfusion version
    Bitfusion version 2.5.0

What to do next

Enable the vSphere Bitfusion client on the client virtual machine (VM). See Enable the vSphere Bitfusion Client. If the client is not installed on a VM that is a part of the same vCenter Server instance as the servers, see Generate a Client Authentication Token.