In vCloud Director 10.0, the vCloud Director Web Console (Flex-based UI) is deprecated, disabled by default, and the Web Console URL redirects to the corresponding HTML5 landing pages for service providers and tenants. You can use the cell management tool to enable the Web Console.

Procedure

  1. Log in or SSH as root to the OS of any of the vCloud Director cells.
  2. Enable the Web Console by using the cell management tool.
    • To enable the Web Console for all users, run the following command.
      /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool manage-config -n flex.ui.enabled -v true
    • To enable the Web Console for system administrators only, run the following command.
      /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool manage-config -n flex.ui.enabled -v sys-admin-only
    Table 1. Cell Management Tool Options and Arguments, manage-config Subcommand
    Option Argument Description
    --name (-n) flex.ui.enabled The flag to enable or disable the Web Console.
    --value (-v) false (default)

    The argument false disables the Web Console. This is the default behavior.

    • base_cell_URL/ - no redirect, reloads the login page.
    • base_cell_URL/cloud - redirects to /provider.
    • base_cell_URL/cloud/login.jsp - redirects to /provider.
    • base_cell_URL/cloud/org/organization_name - redirects to /tenant/organization_name.
    true

    The argument true enables the Web Console.

    • base_cell_URL/ - no redirect, reloads the login page.
    • base_cell_URL/cloud - no redirect.
    • base_cell_URL/cloud/login.jsp - no redirect.
    • base_cell_URL/cloud/org/organization_name - no redirect.
    sys-admin-only

    The argument sys-admin-only enables the Web Console for system administrators.

    • base_cell_URL/ - no redirect, reloads the login page.
    • base_cell_URL/cloud - no redirect.
    • base_cell_URL/cloud/login.jsp - no redirect.
    • base_cell_URL/cloud/org/organization_name - redirects to /tenant/organization_name.
  3. Restart the vCloud Director cell for the changes to take effect.
    service vmware-vcd restart

What to do next

  • To access the vCloud Director Web Console, navigate to https://hostname.domain.tld/cloud and log in as a system administrator, or navigate to https://vcloud.example.com/cloud/org/myOrg to log in to your organization. For more information about the vCloud Director Web Console, see the vCloud Director Administrator's Guide version 9.7 and the vCloud Director User's Guide version 9.7.
  • To disable the vCloud Director Web Console and return to the default behavior, run the following command.
    cell-management-tool manage-config -n flex.ui.enabled -v false