This takes us to the URL that we can see in the shortcut properties:
As with the legacy interface, we will encounter warnings about the default self-signed certificate not being trusted:
Since this is our server, it is safe to continue...
But there are still obstacles to overcome:
This message is preceded by another that disappears almost instantly but informs us that the VMware web client cannot function without Flash (11.5 or above).
Note: this requirement has inspired many negative comments from numerous vSphere administrators:
So I install Flash (for IE 11 - the browser used above) but... it still does not work (same error message).
So... I install Google Chrome...
OK, now I make some progress:
Regardless, I can logon using the username in the format below (followed by the password entered for the administrator during the installation of vCenter):
That does allow me to login. You'll see the web interface in a later blog post when I demonstrate how to configure Single Sign-On.
For your information, this is what the legacy client looks like once we are connected: