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  1. Virtual Infrastructure Navigator with vSphere Web Client HA « Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] little while ago I posted an article outlining a design that provides a solution for Scalability and High Availability for the vSphere Web Client in vSphere 5 for enterprise environments. Many of these enterprise environments that might want scalability for […]

  2. vCenter Server Virtual Appliance – Changing SSL Certs Made Easy « Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] without needing an additional Microsoft Windows License and then I used it with a load balancer to Increase vSphere Web Client Availability and Scalability. But a lack of documentation wasn’t going to stop me. Being a SLES based virtual appliance […]

  3. Loren
    Loren at |

    Hello, I've been considering this with vSphere 5.1. Have you tried it yet? I think I figured out how to deploy the SSO and vSphere Web Client using the VCSA without enabling the embedded vCenter instance. I'll be happy to share the script once I get the last kinks worked out (hopefully tomorrow).

    I'm somewhat concerned about the statement in VMware's documentation saying that a particular vCenter Server should only be registered with a single vSphere Web Client server. Have you noticed any problems running in this configuration?

    "Register a given vCenter Server system with only one vSphere Web Client instance, rather than using multiple vSphere Web Client instances to manage that vCenter Server system."




    1. @vcdxnz001
      @vcdxnz001 at |

      Hi Loren, I can't say I've tried 5.1 in this configuration. But I haven't run into any problems with this configuration in vSphere 5 with multiple vSphere Web Clients managing the same vCenter. VMware probably hasn't tested this configuration extensively though, hence the recommendation.

  4. Mark
    Mark at |

    Very helpful post Michael,

    I was wondering you have ever considered extending the configuration to include the traffic for the VM console? I am currently looking at trying it out with the Citrix VPX LBs. Any thoughts or insight would be welcome.

    1. @vcdxnz001
      @vcdxnz001 at |

      Hi Mark, The trouble you'll face with the VM console is that it's direct to the hosts. So it doesn't really fit with load balancing.

  5. Mike
    Mike at |

    Hi Loren,

    Did you successfully get SSO working with Big-IP LTM? I am trying to do so and am having some difficulty finding any specific documentation relating to this configuration

  6. Sherri
    Sherri at |

    Mike, not sure if you are still monitoring this article, but wanted to ask if the multiple vcenters going to the load balanced web client is better under 5.5? Additionally, what is missing is the reference to what do you do with the inventory service – does that get installed on a single server (single fault) if fails and the webclient is empty without the inventory service.


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