In vSphere C++ client custom Attributes can be selected as additional columns in list view of objects (VMs, hosts, etc). HTML 5 client does not allow to display Custom Attributes in list views. As custom Attributes are used to add additional attributes to VMs and hosts, this info is used by many admins in list view to identify types or criticality of VMs etc. Not having these custom attributes available in HTML5 client makes it unusable in the daily admin workflows.
Custom Attributes not selectable as columns in List view
Feb 10, 2017
Feb 15, 2017
Thank you for your feedback!
This functionality is still not available in the HTML5 client. (It is available in the Flex client though)
It is on the roadmap, but at this point it is early to say when the feature will be out.