Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Windows 7: Java and VMWare vSphere Client

As promised, I tried to run some more apps on Windows 7.

The Java Development Kit 64-bit from Sun Microsystems works fine with Windows 7.

VMware vSphere Client 4.0.0 does not work out of the box but eventually, after a few tweaks, I was able to make it run fine. To make it work, I copied a System.dll file from a windows xp .Net installation into a Lib folder which I created in the Launcher directory inside the VMware vSphere Client installation folder. Next I modified the VpxClient.exe.config file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
            <add address="*" maxconnection="8" />
    <add key = "protocolports" value = "https:443"/>
<developmentMode developerInstallation="true"/>

Lastly, I created an new environment variable: Devpath and set it to C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\Lib

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