I have periodically attempted different methods for running the VMware vSphere and VI Client (VIC) on Ubuntu. While continuing to keep my fingers crossed for VMware to release a Linux version, I’ve followed or attempted several workarounds only to remain unsatisfied:
- installing the VIC with Wine
- Locally running Windows virtual machines in either Virtualbox or VMware Workstation/Player
- Used the ESX web client when possible (features are limited)
- Used a full Remote Desktop to vCenter
The method with the least pre-configuration necessary has always been a remote desktop with the VIC already installed, but there is always some untimely inconvenience involved when working between two different desktops.
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Using vSphere Client on Ubuntu Linux with Single Application RDP- VM /ETC - vmetc.com