When you no longer need to view or alter the activities that the ESXi host or vCenter Server system is performing, log out of the vSphere Client.

Note: Closing a vSphere Client session does not stop the host system.


  • Click the close box (X) , or select File > Exit.


The vSphere Client shuts down. The vSphere Client is logged out of the ESXi host or vCenter Server system. The host continues to run all its normal activities in the background.