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vSphere Mobile Client

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vSphere Mobile Client enables administrators to monitor and manage vSphere infrastructure directly from any mobile device. Whether you want to check on the current or historical resource consumption; you want to get notifications on long running tasks; or you want to check the currently running tasks - the vSphere Mobile Client is there to help.

Features
  • VM overview: Review the status of your VMs including state (powered on/off), resource usage and configuration information
  • VM management: Change the power state of a VM or restart it. Locating the virtual machine to operate on can be done through search.
  • Task monitoring: Subscribe to any running task and receive a notification on your mobile device upon task completion, even when your device is in-active or you have another application running on the foreground.
  • Performance charts: Monitor the resource usage of a VM in real time or a day, week, month or year back. Counters include CPU, Memory, Storage and Network.

NOTE: vSphere Mobile Client is currently available for Android devices and vCenter 6.0+ deployments. Check the “Requirements” tab for more details. Access to vSphere infrastructure may require a secure access method such as VPN on a mobile device.

This is a technical preview release and as such it only has a limited subset of the intended functionality. The team would be releasing updates with new features regularly, but our main task is to gather feedback so please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


  • Mobile Device using Android version 4.4 (KitKat) or newer
  • iOS, Windows Phone and other mobile OS not supported
  • For Notification Appliance - 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 14 GB storage
  • An existing VC (version 6.0 or newer) installation (VCSA or Windows).
  • Application is tested on the vCenter VCSA 6.5 GA release.

(for device compatibility please check the Requirements tab)

vSphere Mobile Client for Android devices

In order to install the vSphere Mobile Client on Android you are no longer required to participate in the Alpha testing Google Group. If you'd like to get notified on changes by the development team you are still more than welcome to join the Alpha testers Google Group

vSphere Mobile Client for iOS devices vSphere Mobile Notification Service

The vSphere Mobile Client Notification Service is used to enable push notifications to your mobile devices. You can deploy the Notification service in one of these ways:

  • as a Docker container
  • as a self-contained Spring Boot application
You can find all two types of artifacts and instructions on how to deploy the Notification Service in the list of Fling downloads

Version 1.6.0

  • Hosts can now be rebooted from the UI
  • Recent tasks can now be viewed in tasks view (running/in-progress)
  • Redesigned cards: VM card, host card, cluster card, task card
  • Quick actions can now be easily accessed with a tap on the card
  • VM cards display a screenshot which can be enlarged by taping on it
  • A feedback portlet has been added to the dashboard, you can know provide feedback from within the app
  • Performance charts are now available for hosts
  • Navigation menu items are now larger to faciliate taping on those
  • Supports mobile devices using Android version 4.4 (KitKat) or newer
  • Supports mobile devices using iOS version 10 or newer
  • No other mobile operating systems are currently supported
  • For Notification Appliance - 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 14 GB storage
  • An existing VC (version 6.0 or newer) installation (VCSA or Windows).
  • Application is tested on the vCenter VCSA 6.5 GA release.
  • Hosts can now be rebooted from the UI
  • Recent tasks can now be viewed in tasks view (running/in-progress)
  • Redesigned cards: VM card, host card, cluster card, task card
  • Quick actions can now be easily accessed with a tap on the card
  • VM cards display a screenshot which can be enlarged by taping on it
  • A feedback portlet has been added to the dashboard, you can know provide feedback from within the app
  • Performance charts are now available for hosts
  • Navigation menu items are now larger to faciliate taping on those

Version 1.5.0

New features

  • Direct connections to the ESXi hosts are now supported
  • Host can now be put in maintenance mode

Improvements

  • Going back from the details pages would not refresh the VM list
  • Improvements to how we indicate the user is in focused mode
  • Cluster card now shows issues, DRS, HA and number of vMotion events
  • Host card now shows issues, number of VMs, uptime and connection status

Bug Fixes

  • Removing a bookmark when in focused mode removes the item from the list too

Version 1.4.0

New features

  • Cluster view

Improvements

  • Confirmation dialog on VM quick actions

New Bug Fixes

  • Task card layout improvements 
  • Alarms and events truncation issue has been fixed 
  • iOS crash report improvements

Version 1.3.0

New features:

  • Hosts view
  • vCenter dashboard now includes items with most alerts

Improvements

  • Crash reporting for iOS
  • Event categories are now visible (alarm, error, warning)

Bug Fixes

  • Better handling of vCenter name retrieval
  • Version 1.2.0

    New features:

    • Focused inventory (bookmark a VM and then enter focused mode by clicking the bullseye button in the header)
    • vCenter dashboard now has host and virtual machine aggregates
    • Swiping the VM card displays a screenshot, clicking on it displays an even larger image 

    Bug Fixes

  • Removed option to delete virtual machines
  • Improvements to the login page
  • Improvements to the events and alarms page
  • Version 1.1.0

    New features:

    • Home dashboard shows the overall VC usage
    • Events & Alarms view
    • Swiping the VM card displays a screenshot, clicking on it displays an even larger image 
      • Actions now appear in a dedicated view which appears after clicking the ellipsis on a VM card
      • Tasks page can be manually refreshed

    Bug fixes/Improvements:

    • Infinite loading of large inventories issue has been resolved
    • Login page improvements