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Configure the vSphere Web Client to Allow the HTTP Protocol

Applies To

 

Product(s): vSphere Web Client Plugin

Product Version(s): v2.0.x.x and earlier

Symptoms

 

By default, script plug-in URLs must use the HTTPS protocol to work with the vSphere Web Client. If not properly configured, the vSphere web client will reject the Tintri vSphere web client plugin's HTTP URL.

 

Symptoms include:

  • The vSphere web client plugin installation is successful however the plugin's UI elements and settings are not visible when navigating the vSphere web client.
  • During setup, an error indicates that "allowHttpsTrue" needs to be added to the webclient.properties file. See the screenshot below.

 

allowHttpsTrue.PNG

Resolution

 

To configure the vSphere web client to allow the HTTP protocol, add the following line to the webclient.properties file in the vSphere Web Client install directory and restart the Web Client service.

 

allowHttp=true

 

The location of this file depends on the operating system and vSphere version.

 

For vCenter Server 5.x

Windows 2003

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application Data\VMware\vSphere Web Client

Windows 2008/2012

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\vSphere Web Client

vCenter Server Appliance

/var/lib/vmware/vsphere-client

For vCenter Server 6.x

Windows 2008/2012

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\vCenterServer\cfg\vsphere-client

vCenter Server Appliance

/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/​

 

For additional information, see the VMware documentation on Enabling Script Plug-In Support in the vSphere Web Client

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Note: if the Cu has installed vCenter on a different drive, ie E:, the location for vCenter 6.x will be
E:/VMware/vCenterServer/cfg/vsphere-client/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/​
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