VMware Host Client, you can manage advanced host settings, assign or remove licenses to your host, configure start and stop policies for host services, and manage time and date configuration for the host.
Manage Advanced Settings in the VMware Host Client You can change the settings of a host by using the VMware Host Client.
Edit Time Configuration of an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client You can configure the time settings on a host manually, or you can synchronize the time and date of the host by using an NTP server.
Managing Hardware for an ESXi Host by Using the VMware Host Client When you log in to an ESXi host by using the VMware Host Client, you can manage PCI devices and configure power management settings.
Licensing for ESXi Hosts ESXi hosts are licensed with vSphere licenses. Each vSphere license has a certain CPU capacity that you can use to license multiple physical CPUs on ESXi hosts. When you assign a vSphere license to a host, the amount of CPU capacity that is consumed is equal to the number of physical CPUs in the host. vSphere Desktop that is intended for VDI environments is licensed on per virtual machine basis.
Update Your VMware Host Client Environment to the Latest Version To evaluate whether you are using the latest version of the VMware Host Client, check what VIBs are installed to your environment and examine the VIBs version information. You can update your VMware Host Client environment by entering a URL to a VIB or an ESX update metadata.zip file.
Manage Services in the VMware Host Client In the VMware Host Client, you can start, stop, and restart services that are running on the host that you are logged in to, and you can configure host service policy. You can restart services when you change host configurations or in case of suspected functional or performance issues.
Managing Security and Users for an ESXi Host by Using the VMware Host Client The ESXi hypervisor architecture has many built-in security features that you can configure to enhance security. By using the VMware Host Client, you can configure features, such as active directory, and you can also manage certificates.