Technical Preview of Orchestrator plug-in for vSphere Web Client

Version 7

    Version 7.4.0.13701555

    • After rebooting the vSphere appliance the context menu could be missing.
      There is error in the log: var/log/vmware/vsphere-client/logs/vsphere_client_virgo.log:
      [WARN ] pool-10-thread-1 com.vmware.vco.session.ExtensionObjectUpdater Failed to update context menus extension vsphere.vco.contextMenusActionSet.Datastore java.lang.NullPointerException: null
      In case the error appears again  in /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties add/edit property webClient.loadTime and set the value in seconds. By the default the value is 5 sec. Restart the vSphere appliance
      There should be a line in the vsphere_client_virgo.log: Wait web client to load X seconds where X is the value you set

     

    Version 7.4.0.11197016

    • Fix a race condition when registering context menus

     

    Version 7.4.0.7760491

    • Provide compatibility with vSphere Web Client 6.7

     

    Version 7.3.0.5751400

    • Fixed a performance issue causing workflow data adapter requests to timeout in certain environments

     

    Version 7.3.0.5221408

    • This technical preview is targeted to existing vRealize Orchestrator 7.2 customers experiencing compatibility issues with vSphere Web Client 6.5.
    • Fixed compatibility issues with Web Client 6.5
    • Fixed an issue with Orchestrator context menus in Web Client UI if the corresponding context workflow contains '&' characters in its name

     

     

    Update procedure:

     

    In Orchestrator appliance:

    1. Stop Orchestrator server service, either via Orchestrator Control Center UI > Manage > Startup Options, or by executing service vco-server stop in a shell terminal
      1. Replace the file /usr/lib/vco/downloads/vco-plugin.zip with the attached technical preview build (make a backup copy of the old file to a safe location, and make sure the new file is copied with the same name vco-plugin.zip)
      2. Update file's name/ownership/permission attributes to match the original ones
      3. Start Orchestrator server service, either via Orchestrator Control Center UI > Manage > Startup Options, or by executing service vco-server start in a shell terminal

       

      In Web Client appliance:

      1. Stop Web Client service by executing service-control --stop vsphere-client in a shell terminal
      2. Check the content of folder /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages/vsphere-client-serenity/ , and delete the sub-folder named com.vmware.vco-<someversion>
      3. Start Web Client service by executing service-control --start vsphere-client in a shell terminal
      4. Launch a browser and login to Web Client UI. It should automatically download and deploy the updated plug-in build.