4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2017 5:24 PM by laboo

    How to change option to Launch Console via VMRC or In-Browser

    vikkd12 Lurker

      I have a VCSA/vsphere 6.5 deployment and am using firefox. When I launch firefox on a windows host and connect to the vcenter server url flash based web client as the default user administrator@<domain.local> the console always launches within the browser i.e it does not launch using the Vmware Remote Console utility. However, when I login as root to the vcenter it somehow always launches the console using the Vmware Remote Console Utility.

       

      Q1. Is there a way to change the above behavior within windows or within firefox?

       

      Q2. On a similar note when I launch firefox on a Mac and connect to the vcenter url flash based web client it always uses the VMRC utility. Is there anyway to change this on a Mac as well?

       

      Separately, it seems that the console options are different when you connect to vcenter or to the host directly in the HTML based utility.

      When you connect to the ESXi host directly and choose the html5 based option and then try to launch a VM console the options are

       

      a) Open browser console

      b) Open console in new window

      c) Open console in new tab

      d) Launch remote console

      e) Download VMRC

       

      These same options are not there when you connect to vcenter url and choose the html 5 client.

       

      Q3. What is the reason for this difference?

       

      Thanks