Have you ever wonder how the vSphere Client for Windows is getting downloaded when you click “Download vSphere Client for Windows” ?
- Inside ESXi host there is an XML file called “clients.xml” which is located at /usr/lib/vmware/hostd/docroot/client .
- This file is having the download link for the vsphere client, http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0.exe.
- When you click on the hyperlink for the download, this file is being called for downloading the client
root@test-ESXi:/usr/lib/vmware/hostd/docroot/client] cat clients.xml
- This is not going to help us in any way . ( This is just a fun activity )