vSphere Web Client – Disable the Console Timeout

KB ID 0001118 Dtd 20/12/15


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.


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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Author: PeteLong

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