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How do I manage VMware ESXi from my Mac?

While there’s no native desktop application on macOS for managing ESXi like Windows has, there are plenty of alternatives. Check out our article on the topic Managing VMware ESXi With just a Mac.

In 2016, VMware began including an Embedded HTML5/javascript host client for managing ESXi in vSphere update 6.0U2. Meant to connect to and manage single ESXi clients, it’s a great solution for users getting started with a dedicated Mac running VMware at MacStadium.

If your Mac is running a version of vSphere older than update 6.0U2, please open a support ticket to discuss with our engineering team how you can upgrade your existing server to the latest version of VMware and begin using the host client from your Apple Mac computer.