It was a great surprise for many virtualisation specialists to see an error message saying ‘Shockwave Flash has crashed’ immediately after authenticating in the vSphere Web Client 6.x earlier this week.
Most of the reports came from those who were using the latest version of Google Chrome (61.0.3163.100). However, there were similar issues with other web-browsers and Adobe Flash version 18.104.22.168.
This is a classic example of how dependency on a third-party technology can affect your solution. I hope that VMware accelerates the development of vSphere Client (HTML5) and provides feature parity between it and the Flash one.