How to Increase session time out on vmware vsphere 6.5 web client

How to Increase session time out on vmware vsphere 6.5 web client

 

Back on 18th of May 2016, VMware Announced that the Desktop Client will not be available with the release of VSphere 6.5 and Instead all management will be done using the new HTML 5 Web Client. In this article I will show you How to Increase session time out on vmware vsphere 6.5 web client

Vmware VSphere 6.5 comes with great features like:

  • The new vCenter Server appliance (VCSA) that Is the recommended deployment method and not the Windows vCenter Installation which Is missing many new features and Is no longer recommended by Vmware.
  • Native Backup and restore of VCSA
  • Easy migration from 5.5 or 5.0 to 6.5
  • The all new HTML5 Web Client, without the need for browser plugins to Install
  • VM Encryption

One of the most annoying things with the Web Client Is the fact that It has a very short session timeout of 15 minutes.

In this article, I’ll show you how to extend the limit from 15 minutes to 150 minutes which Is the maximum allowed.

Before you start, make your user Is an Administrator.

To get started, Log In the Web Client

Click on Manage -> System -> Advanced Settings

How to Increase session time out on vmware vsphere 6.5 web client
How to Increase session time out on vmware vsphere 6.5 web client

In the right corner search box type Session

How to Increase session time out on vmware vsphere 6.5 web client
How to Increase session time out on vmware vsphere 6.5 web client

Click on uservars.hostclient.sessiontimeout and Click on Edit

How to Increase session time out on vmware vsphere 6.5 web client
How to Increase session time out on vmware vsphere 6.5 web client

Set the limit to 7200 and click Save




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