Firefox: CONSOLE ACCESS TO VCLOUD DIRECTOR 8.20 VIA WEBMKS

In my previous post about Google Chrome I already described what you might need to do with your certificates to get connected to the console of a VM in a vApp.

Here you will find a step by step description for Firefox and Adobe Flash Player

Access your vCloud Director Portal:

Adobe Flash Player:

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So here you need to configure Firefox to accept the Flash Plugin (enter about:config):

Create a Boolean entry:

Set to true:

After these steps, go ahead connecting to your console port proxy (8443 in my case):

If you see the white and empty browser window, everything is good. Go ahead with downloading and installing the Adobe Flash Player Plugin.

After restarting your browser you are finished:

Google Chrome: Console access to vCloud Director 8.20 via WebMKS

Access to your vCloud Director frontend is working but you may have had the following problem accessing a console of a VM in a vApp:

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Assuming you use port 8443 for your console port, you get the following:

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Click Advanced:

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So let’s go to fix it:

You need to use Internet Explorer to deal with the certificates. So you start like described above. After you continue to the insecure webpage:

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You see the Certificate error:

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You need to be Administrator to import the certificate. Click on the untrusted certificate, View certificates:

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Next is to install it:

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Use the wizard:

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Click Browse and select Trusted Root Certification Authorities:

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After you have restarted your Internet Explorer, connecting again to the console port you see no longer a Certificate error:

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Now you go back to Google Chrome, see version used here:

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