Windows 8 does not appear to be able to use ESX5.0 VSphere client to access the console. I received the error:
“The VMRC Console has disconnected… attempting to reconnect”
I tried reloading client…, but no joy. It appears from the articles I found it is related to IE 10. I ended up using the following to gain console access:
You will however still want to use the VSphere Client for most, if not all, other administrative needs.