VCloud Director Console Session Browser Plugin issue resolved

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vCloud Director Console Session Browser Plugin issue resolved


Browser vendors have updated their browsers to disable NPAPI plugins which Vmware use in vCloud Director 5.x to open the console session to the individual Virtual Machines.   There is a solution to this, so you can open virtual machines directly from the browser, without having to have a very old version of Firefox installed

This solution was tested on the latest firefox at the time of writing 53.0.3

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In Firefox

Type in about:config   in the URL bar and accept the warning

 

The right click on the white space and create two BOOLEAN values:

 

dom.ipc.plugins.sandbox.default

dom.ipc.plugins.sandbox.flash

set them both to true

Create a third boolean value 

plugin.load_flash_only 

set this value to false

then close Firefox and install both these plugins

http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/4/2/7/4/6/6/5/VMware-ClientIntegrationPlugin-5.6.0.exe

http://vsphereclient.vmware.com/vsphereclient/4/2/7/4/6/6/6/VMware-ClientIntegrationPlugin-6.2.0.exe

Now open firebox and go to “Plugins” , you will see the below.  Change them to always activate

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Then open back up Firefox and browse to vcloud director page and login

make sure you enable all plugins, the plugins symbol should be grey and not red

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this article was a combination of the below two articles pieced together to work:

https://fojta.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/client-integration-plugin-vcloud-director-and-compatible-browsers/

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/01/24/mozilla-adds-npapi-plug-in-sandbox-to-firefox/