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"?> <configuration> <system.net> <connectionManagement> <clear/> <add address="*" maxconnection="8" /> </connectionManagement> </system.net> <appSettings> <add key = "protocolports" value = "https:443"/> </appSettings> <runtime> <developmentMode developerInstallation="true"/> </runtime> </configuration>
Lastly, I created an new environment variable: Devpath and set it to C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\Lib