I'm trying to use VMware Workstation 6.0, I have installed EXSI hypervisor 6.0 in a system successfully. I also installed VMware vSphere 6.0 successfully in window 7 and window XP.

I tried connecting from window 7 VMware Client to Hypervisor it able to connect.

While connecting from Window XP , I have found below error :

"vSphere Client could not connect to "" An unknown connection error occurred. (The Client could not send a complete request to the server. (The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send.))"

Does WMware Client have compatibility for WindowXP ?? Do we have work around for windowXP ??

Thanks in advance.

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  • The SSL ciphers available in windows do not support the higher default security in vmware's products. There are SEVERAL vmware kb articles explaining how to fix this.
    – Ricky
    Jul 11, 2015 at 2:04

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Windows XP is not supported for the client in 5.x or 6.x. As a side note they are moving away from the Windows client and only adding new features to the web client. Unfortunately you need to install vCenter to take advantage of this new web based client.

  • The SSL ciphers used can be returned to "all" to allow XP to connect. (search the vmware kb)
    – Ricky
    Jul 11, 2015 at 2:06

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