Trying out vCloud Air at work and I wanted to install the vCloud Air plugin for vSphere web-client. The installation kept failing though. Initially it was due to the vCenter server not having access to the Internet (not your browser, the vSphere web-client itself needs to have access) but even after I specified a proxy (check out this post on how to specify a proxy) and gave vSphere web-client access to the Internet the download would begin and fail.
It’s possible to download the plugin, but how to add it to vSphere web-client?
Through a bit of trial and error I found a way. :)
Turns the plugins are store at
C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphereWebClient\plugin-packages on the server. So all you have to do is:
- Download the plugin zip file.
- Create a folder in the above location and extract the zip file to this folder.
- Restart the vSphere web-client service.
And that’s it! Then your plugin will appear under
Administration > Client Plug-Ins.
It’s very simple but I couldn’t find any info on how to download and install a plugin when I Googled for it, so thought I’d make a post. Hope it helps someone!