I am running vSphere 5. I also installed Web Access portal, configured it, and it is all working, except one thing.
While I am connected internally to my network, I can go to the internal DNS name or IP address:9443/vsphere-client, login, and do everything. I can click on the console and I get there no problem. I can do this while I am vpn'd in also.
However, from the outside, I have the internal address natted over, and am forwarding ports 9443, 902, 903. I can log into the system, point and click around and do all sorts of thing. I press on the console button, I get a new internet browser that launches. Across the top I get some information about the server, ctrl+enter. The center of the screen has a spinning wheel thinking about connecting, then eventually times-out, "a connection to the host could not be established"
I am pretty sure I am not the only one with this issue, but either I am asking the wrong question or have the wrong syntax when searching for an answer.