In vSphere Client 4.1, it is documented that to disable the Getting Started tab of VMs, you go to Edit -> Client Settings and untick Show Getting Started Tabs as noted below:
You can disable the Getting Started tabs if you do not want to display them.
You can disable the tabs in the following ways.
|Click the Close Tab link to disable Getting Started tabs for the type of object selected.|
Change the vSphere Client settings to hide all Getting Started tabs.
|Select Edit > Client Settings.|
|Select the General tab.|
|Deselect the Show Getting Started Tabs check box and click OK.|
However, mine was already unchecked – so I checked it, clicked OK, then went back into settings and unchecked it.
NOW the Getting Started Tabs are disabled. =)