Please provide your feedback in this short Flings' survey.
A fully supported version of the HTML5 client is released with vSphere 6.5, and the official name will be vSphere Client.  We won't be renaming this Fling, but may start saying things like 'vSphere Client Fling' in addition to the other terms we've used before. Fling features are not guaranteed to be implemented into the product.
Mar 28, 2016

Huge step forward!

It might be more convenient to have all 3 items zipped up to facilitate a single download.
Additionally I am hoping that a locked account would unlock after a while to retry passwords rather than constantly having to redeploy an appliance. Can this maybe be clarified in the release notes?

Mar 28, 2016

I had this issue when running a pre-release version because I did not RTFM and missed the default password in the doc. We've discussed how this should be in the future and I believe Dennis is on his way to resolving that in a later release (allowing you to specify your own password at deployment).

As for the lockout, its frustrating, and I'm not sure how long the lockout stays in place for but I know when it locked me out (late at night) I was able to login in the morning. So, it WILL eventually unlock, I just don't know what the timeout is set to currently

Mar 28, 2016

We originally had it zipped, but updating individual files is easier, as then you will only have to download the OVA in the future.

Also the password thing is probably something we can fix in the future, but its always hard to strike a balance between security (lockout) and usability.

Mar 28, 2016

Cannot download the server-configure.bat file. Link appears to be broken?

Mar 28, 2016

We did worry that browsers might block .bat files so if that was the problem please let me know.

Mar 28, 2016

Was just pointed out to me the error. We accidentally left in an internal link in the instructions PDF! We're getting the PDF updated.

The .bat file necessary is one of the attachments you can download from the Fling, and is only necessary for Windows vCenter installations.

Nov 17, 2016

The same problem, vsphere html5 webclinet, 2.14.0. VCSA 6 U2

bash & shell is enable.

vcenter:~ # bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.51(1)-release (x86_64-suse-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

vsphereh5:~ # /usr/local/bin/vsphere-client-config-ui configure --vc vcenter.mydomain.com --user root --start
vSphere Client Web Server is already stopped.
Connecting to SSO server, you will be prompted for user's credentials
root@vcenter.mydomain.com's password:
Unknown command: `mkdir'
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/config directory
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphere-client directory
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphereFeatures directory
Generating keystore file and property files.
root@vcenter.mydomain.com's password:
Unknown command: `bash'
Downloading keystore file and property files.
root@vcenter.mydomain.com's password:
Unknown command: `scp'
Configuration process was not successful
Configuration unsuccessful: could not connect to SSO

Nov 17, 2016

Switching the vCenter Server Appliance 6.x to BASH Shell

Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance through SSH.
Run this command to enable access the Bash shell:

shell.set --enabled true

Type shell and press Enter.
In the temporary BASH shell, run this command to permanently configure the default Shell to BASH for Root:

chsh -s /bin/bash root

Log out from the Appliance Shell.
Log in again for the changes to take effect.

after
rum /usr/local/bin/vsphere-client-config-ui configure --vc vcenter.mydomain.com --user root --start

Dec 12, 2016

Both vCenter (VSCA) and vSphereHTML, have Bash, as the default shell and are Time sync. During the process, I can see the "Unknown commands" I.e mkdir, bash and scp.

vhtml5:/etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user administrator@sso..amanet --vc

and

vhtml5:/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/config # /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user administrator@sso.amanet --vc 10.aaa.bbb.ccc
vSphere Client Web Server is already stopped.
Connecting to SSO server, you will be prompted for user's credentials
administrator@sso.amanet@10.aaa.bbb.ccc's password:
Unknown command: `mkdir'
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/config directory
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphere-client directory
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphereFeatures directory
Generating keystore file and property files.
administrator@sso.amanet@10.aaa.bbb.ccc's password:
Unknown command: `bash'
Downloading keystore file and property files.
administrator@sso.amanet@10.aaa.bbb.ccc's password:
Unknown command: `scp'
Configuration process was not successful
Configuration unsuccessful: could not connect to SSO
#

Any tips or advice, as I very much would like to get vSphereHTML5

Dec 12, 2016

Both vCenter (VSCA) and vSphereHTML, have Bash, as the default shell and are Time sync. During the process, I can see the "Unknown commands" I.e mkdir, bash and scp.

vhtml5:/etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user administrator@sso..amanet --vc

and

vhtml5:/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/config # /etc/init.d/configui configure --start yes --user administrator@sso.amanet --vc 10.aaa.bbb.ccc
vSphere Client Web Server is already stopped.
Connecting to SSO server, you will be prompted for user's credentials
administrator@sso.amanet@10.aaa.bbb.ccc's password:
Unknown command: `mkdir'
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/config directory
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphere-client directory
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphereFeatures directory
Generating keystore file and property files.
administrator@sso.amanet@10.aaa.bbb.ccc's password:
Unknown command: `bash'
Downloading keystore file and property files.
administrator@sso.amanet@10.aaa.bbb.ccc's password:
Unknown command: `scp'
Configuration process was not successful
Configuration unsuccessful: could not connect to SSO
#

Any tips or advice, as I very much would like to get vSphereHTML5

Dec 13, 2016

Ignore my SOS above, pardon the pun, turns out I was trying the SSO password, not the vSphere's Physical Host root's password.

It's currently doing its magic.