4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2013 5:36 PM by samdoyle

    vamipanel - How can I change the Help link in VamiUI

    data101 Novice

      Hi, maybe cannot be done. But when I create my vApp, there is a link to help on the top right corner that points to http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/studio/index.html

       

      Now I would like to be able to change that to my support page. Is there any way of doing this?

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: vamipanel - How can I change the Help link in VamiUI
          samdoyle Enthusiast
          VMware Employees

          Set the help.url property in /opt/vmware/var/lib/build/services/core/<version>/view/view.xml and /opt/vmware/share/htdocs/service/core/view.xml, you may need to clear your browser cache afterwards to see the updated value.

          • 2. Re: vamipanel - How can I change the Help link in VamiUI
            data101 Novice

            Hi, samdoyle. Thank you very much for your answer.

            Thanks to your answer I've managed to find something else I was looking for, but I'm afraid this does not help me to solve my problem.

             

            You see, what I want to do is create a linux-based appliance with vmware studio, and change the help.url property before the appliance is deployed.

            Do you know where I have to go to change that parameter?

             

            I also had a look on my vmware studio and my appliance and did not find the file "/opt/vmware/var/lib/build/services/core/<version>/view/view.xml".

            none of them have a "core" folder.

             

            Thanks!

            • 3. Re: vamipanel - How can I change the Help link in VamiUI
              data101 Novice

              Hi Sam,

              I've just found your other suggestions on another post. I'm checking it out now. Let's see if it works

               

              Thanks!

              • 4. Re: vamipanel - How can I change the Help link in VamiUI
                samdoyle Enthusiast
                VMware Employees

                I responded to another post with the similar problem

                 

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                I'm not sure if there is any licensing terms specific to changing the content on the core services; I don't think there is any.

                Introducing a help.url in the /opt/vmware/etc/customize/Generators/service/core_view_deploy.xslt should work.

                e.g.

                 

                                                <xsl:element name="property">
                                                        <xsl:attribute name="name">help.url</xsl:attribute>
                                                        <xsl:attribute name="value">http://my.helpurl</xsl:attribute>
                                                </xsl:element>
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                This doesn't do it at deployment time and will actually impact all builds. You can look at the service.gen file for how it is done.