I have noticed that with the recent releases of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, the ability to launch VMware Client Integration Plugin was broken again. vSphere Web Client 6.0 constantly keeps showing a pop-up message as follows:
It happens because both browsers have removed support for the NPAPI plugins. So it drops some operations in the Web Client, such as deploying OVF or OVA templates and transferring files with the datastore browser.
Alternatively, vCenter Server Appliance should be upgraded to the version 6.5 where “the VMware Enhanced Authentication Plug-in replaces the Client Integration Plug-in from vSphere 6.0 releases and earlier“, and the NPAPI support does not require.
21/06/2017 – Update 1: This message pops up also when the web-browser is configured to use a proxy server. Switching to ‘no proxy’ mode stops it from appearing.