Unhandled Exception (1) while login to vSphere Client

After login to vSphere Client, you get below error:

Unhandled Exception (1)
Unfortunately, we hit an error that we weren't expecting.
The client may continue working, but at this point, 
we recommend refreshing your browser and submitting a bug report.

As far as I know it affects ESXi 5.5, ESXi 6.0 Web interface­ (ESXi Embedded Host Client) and ESXi 6.5 vSphere Client.

Unhandled Exception (1) Unfortunately, we hit an error that we weren't expecting.

After clicking Details, you got:

Cause: Error: [$rootScope:inprog] errors.angularjs.org/1.3.2/$rootScope/inprog?p0=%24digest
Version: 1.8.0
Build: 4516221
ESXi: 6.5.0
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) 
Chrome/70.0.3538.77 Safari/537.36

Exception stack:

Error: [$rootScope:inprog] errors.angularjs.org/1.3.2/$rootScope/inprog?p0=%24digest
at l (
at k.$apply (
at HTMLInputElement.<anonymous> (
at HTMLInputElement.dispatch (
at HTMLInputElement.r.handle (
at prop (
at n.access (
at n.fn.init.prop (
at V.$set (

After clicking Reload, you will get back to logon page.


According to VMware KB 2149798 it is a known issue. It is resolved in VMware ESXi 6.0 Patch Release 5 and in Host Client 1.19.0 or later. Seems only Chrome is affected, so as workaround you can use different browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox). You can also hit the [ESC] Key which will clear the error. There is also another option. I noticed, this error appears only when you press [ENTER] after typing login and password. If you click [Log in] button, you will login without this error message.

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