KB ID 0001118
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 webclient.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