If you have installed VMware ESXi server, you can manage the ESXi server using v Sphere client. If you don’t have v Sphere client installed, download it from your local VMware Server home page. In addition to the desktop client there is also a v Sphere web client available (at least since 5.5).
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VMware does not recommend re-enabling SSLv3 due to POODLE vulnerability.
If at all you need to enable SSLv3, you need to enable the SSLv3 protocol for all components. The VMware Product Interoperability Matrix provides details about the compatibility of current and earlier versions of VMware v Sphere components, including ESXi, VMware v Center Server, the v Sphere Web Client, and optional VMware products.
Check the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix also for information about supported management and backup agents before you install ESXi or v Center Server.
The v Sphere Client and the v Sphere Web Client are packaged on the v Center Server ISO.
You can install one or both clients by using the VMware v Center™ Installer wizard.
For ESXi versions 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5, VMware highly recommends you to update ESXi hosts to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b while managing them from v Center Server 5.5 Update 3b.
v Center Server 5.5 can exist in Linked Mode only with other instances of v Center Server 5.5.
The Guest OS Customization Support Matrix provides details about the guest operating systems supported for customization.
Read the v Sphere Installation and Setup documentation for guidance about installing and configuring v Center Server.
Although the installations are straightforward, several subsequent configuration steps are essential.