You can use the VMware Host Client to manage single ESXi hosts and perform various administrative and troubleshooting tasks on your virtual machines.

Note: The VMware Host Client only works for administrative users.


  1. In a Web browser enter the target host name or IP address using the form http://host-name/ui or http://host-IP-address/ui.
    A log in screen appears.
  2. Enter your user name and your password.
  3. Click Login to continue.
  4. Review the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) page and choose whether you want to join the program.
    To learn about the program and how to configure it at any time, see Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program.
  5. Click OK.


You are now logged in to your target ESXi host.