Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How to Change the Web Client Timeout in the vSphere 6 vCenter Appliance


1. Putty into vCenter Appliance as root.

 2. Type the two commands shown below to access the regular shell.

3. Change directories to /etc/vmware/vsphere-client. It used to be in the /var directory in previous versions.

4. Edit  the file and change the parameter session.timeout to 0 if you want to
make sure the web client session never times out. The default is 120 minutes. Use the vi editor to make that change. Then verify with the grep command.

5. Restart the web client service with the command /etc/init.d/vsphere-client restart

Note: For the Windows version, here is the information...


Monday, November 9, 2015

vimtop:esxtop for the vCenter Appliance???

VIMTOP : esxtop for the vCenter Appliance?

vSphere 6 introduces a new command similar to esxtop to monitor activity on the vcenter appliance. The product seems to be in alpha status but it's already useful to see cpu, memory, disk and network activity on the vcenter itself.

1. In order to use it, first putty (ssh) into the vCenter Appliance and then type vimtop.

2.  When it launches, you see a combination of cpu and memory related information. You also see the processes running on the appliance and resources used. Notice at the top you see the uptime, load averages, cpu breakdown, memory and swap related information.

3. vimtop has an "h" option for help. Type "h" again to make the help menu disappear.

4. Type "o" for network related information.

5. Type "k" to view disk related information.

6. Type "q" for quit once you are done.