vCenter Appliance Webclient HTML5 consoles

I use the vCenter appliance as console proxy to access virtual machine consoles using HTML5 without a direct connection to the ESXi hosts. In vSphere 5.1 this was possible with a hidden configuration in the webclient.properties file. This configuration has changed in vSphere 5.5 and is now official available.

/var/lib/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties


html.console.enabled = TRUE
html.console.port.ssl = 7331
html.console.port = 7343

/etc/init.d/vsphere-client restart