VMware vSphere Client does not Open on any Windows Operating System

Symptoms

    When trying to launch the vSphere Client you receive errors similar to:

    • Error parsing the server "<servername>" "clients.xml" file. The type initializer for VirtualInfrastructure.Utils.HttpWebRequestProxy' threw an exception.

    Resolution

    You cannot use vSphere Clients prior to the Update 1 release to access the vCenter Server or ESX hosts because of a Microsoft update that targets the .NET Framework (Microsoft Article ID 980773), released on June 9th 2010.

    Perform one of these two options to correct the issue:

    • Download and install the latest version of the vSphere Client.
    • Remove the MS update from your Windows operating system. The vSphere Client works after the update is removed”

    More information about the VMware KB article 1022611 here.

    Posted by Gabriel Maciel

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