KB ID 0001118 Dtd¬†19/04/17
One annoying thing about the vSphere web client is the fact it throws¬†you out after a period of inactivity. Now I know there are straight forward security reasons of this, and on a production environment thats fine. But on my test network theres just me, sighing every few minutes and logging back in again.
vCenter Appliance (VCSA)¬†Web Client Inactivity Timeout
Connect directly to the console or via SSH. to launch a BASH type ‘shell’, then execute the following commands
cd /etc/vmware/vsphere-client vi web client.properties
Locate the ‘session.timeout = 120’ value and change it to zero ‘0’.
Note: Navigate with the arrow keys ¬†> press ‘I’ to insert > ¬†change the text ¬†> press ‘Esc’ > ¬†type ‘:wq’ to save and exit.
vCenter on Windows Web Client Inactivity Timeout
First you need to edit the config file for the web client > Windows Key + R > “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\vSphere Web Client”
Locate the session.timeout value and change it to 0 (zero) ¬†> Save and exit the file.
Finally restart the¬†service. Windows Key +R > services.msc > Locate and restart the VMware vSphere Web Client service.
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Original Article written:¬†20/12/15