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VMware vCenter Web Client IP redirect solution

If you are working on a VMware vCenter Server v5.5 in an environment that has multiple segregated VLANs designed to isolate certain types of traffic, and find that the web client for your admin-facing¬†interfaces keeps redirecting to an internal isolated IP address – and therefore fails – here’s the solution.

Edit the file C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\proxy.xml and update the vim.ProxyService.RedirectSpec entry at ID 21, on approximately line 93. It’s the hostName value, and it will be set to one of the isolated IPs. Just change it to the new value and restart the¬†VMware VirtualCenter Server services. Use a tool like Textpad because of the typical carriage return concerns with non-Windows-sourced files.

vcenter_proxy

Voila! Problem solved.

Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek

David Klee is all around geek who loves data - including the platform it resides on, virtualizing it, improving performance, availability, and disaster recoverability, and data presentation and visualization. He frequently advises organizations on the techniques of migrating their business-critical physical SQL Servers to the VMware infrastructure in his day job as Solutions Architect. David speaks at many national SQL Saturday events and SQL Server User Group meetings, as well as writes technical columns on SQL Server and virtualization topics on various blogs. He is on Twitter (https://twitter.com/kleegeek), LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidaklee), and blogs frequently (http://www.davidklee.net).

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