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Slow vSphere client

After upgrading VMware Virtual Center to 4.1, I noticed the vSphere Client took almost a minute to connect after authenticating.

Delete personal settings for client (clears saved server list and downloaded certificates) :

  • HKCU\Software\VMware\Virtual Infrastructure Client
  • HKCU\Software\VMware\VMware Infrastructure Client

Windows 7 users can also disable desktop composition to improve preformance:

  1. Right-click the shortcut for the vSphere Client and click Properties.
  2. Click the Compatibility tab.
  3. Select Disable desktop composition.
  4. Note: This disables Aero desktop effects while the application is open
  5. Click OK.
  6. Run the vSphere Client.

Deleting the registry keys reduced my load time to almost a quarter of what was prior.

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