In vSphere 7, VMware has deprecated the use of Adobe flash and brought all the new features with HTML 5 based web client. By Dec 2020, Adobe is stopping the support for Flash. And all the browser vendors such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Others are aligned with this timeline to disable running Flash on them permanently.
If you could remember a few years back, Applet was removed from the browser vendors, this is not different anymore. The applet was a Java-based web interface used by many product-based companies. We are going to lose the support of Adobe flash. As of now, we have HTML5 and this is very powerful to support all the functions required to do without flash. HTML5 is everywhere and top companies’ products like Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s AWS are fully compliant with HTML5 without any issue.
VMware recommending to their users to upgrade the vCenter servers to vSphere 6.7 update 3 to use the HTML 5 based web client to manage the vSphere environments. VMware will continue to support vSphere Web Clients for vSphere 6.5 and 6.7 till the end of support for these versions on browsers where Adobe Flash can run easily. For more detailed information you can go on VMware KB article here.
- Firefox Roadmap for Flash End-of-Life
- Microsoft Edge and Adobe Flash end of support on December 31, 2020
- Saying goodbye to Flash in Chrome
- Adobe’s Plan for End Of Life of Adobe Flash
- Apple’s Safari News About Adobe Flash