March 15, 2015

vSphere Client 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04

Versions

  • Ubuntu 14.04.2 amd64
  • wine 1.7.38
  • mono 4.5.4

Install Wine and .NET

  • Run following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y wine1.7 wine-mono4.5.4 wine-gecko2.34
  • Confirm Wine version
$ wine --version
wine-1.7.38
  • Set up 32bit Wine
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winecfg
  • Install .NET
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet20
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet30
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet20sp1
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet30sp1
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet35
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet35sp1

If the above commands exits with error, and shows a download url. Download the file and put into specified directory.

Install vSphere Client

  • Download vSphere Client Installer, and run following command:
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine Downloads/VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe

Run vSphere Client

Run following command:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 wine $HOME/.wine32/drive_c/Program\ Files/VMware/Infrastructure/Virtual\ Infrastructure\ Client/Launcher/VpxClient.exe

Or double click the shortcut on your desktop.

vsphere-client Console doesn't work now. If you want to use console, you should use VMware Workstation or VNC.

References

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