vSphere Web Client – Disable the Console Timeout

KB ID 0001118 Dtd 19/04/17

Problem

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.

Solution

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

 

vCenter Web Client timeout

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”

vSphere Web Client Settings

Locate the session.timeout value and change it to 0 (zero)  > Save and exit the file.

Edit Web Client Timeout

Finally restart the service. Windows Key +R > services.msc > Locate and restart the VMware vSphere Web Client service.

Restart vCenter web client service

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Original Article written: 20/12/15

Author: PeteLong

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