You perform the procedure on the vCenter Server forthe management domain to configure session timouts and MOB configurations.


  1. Log in to the management domian vCenter Server by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.​




    User name​


  2. Enter shell to launch BASH on the appliance.
  3. NIST80053-VI-VC-CFG-00422 Run the commands so that vSphere Client sessions expire after 10 minutes of user inactivity and restart the service.
    sed -i 's/session.timeout = 120/session.timeout = 10/' /etc/vmware/vsphere-ui/
    service-control --stop vsphere-ui
    service-control --start vsphere-ui
  4. NIST80053-VI-VC-CFG-01203 Disable the managed object browser when not required for the purpose of troubleshooting or maintenance of managed objects.
    1. Navigate to and open /etc/vmware-vpx/vpxd.cfg
    2. Locate the <vpxd>...</vpxd> element.
    3. Add or update the element in the <vpxd> section with the <enableDebugBrowse>false</enableDebugBrowse> property.
    4. Run the command to restart the vpxd service.
      service-control --restart vmware-vpxd