I recently rebuilt my home lab host to ESXi 6.5 and decided to try to exclusively utilize the vSphere Host Client that it was shipped with. I have to admit, I am very impressed with the ease of use and functionality of the client. I was able to configure everything I needed to without opening the C# client once!
How many times have you had to log into a host, start the SSH service and then SSH into a host to view the vmkernel.log file while troubleshooting an issue with a host. (Unless you have VMware LogInsight).
Now you have the ability to view these logs directly from the HTML5 client. Let’s look at an example.
I am going to add an NFS datastore to my host. Click Refresh, and there it is.
Pretty slick new feature!