Friday, July 11, 2014

Fix for VSphere Web Client Unable to Open Consoles Under Mac OSX

Ran into this one today and was not able to find a solution so when I figured it out I posted it to VMWare and of course here.

The Problem: When trying to Manage VSphere using the Web Client on a Mac you cannot open a console: No error, no dialog just nothing.

The Solution: You will hate yourself when i tell you what is wrong, much like I did. The Web Client opens up a new tab to open the console when you select it. This is blocked by Safari by default. To correct the issue do the following:

1) Go to Safari --> Preferences.

2) Under Preferences select the Security tab.

3) Unselect the Block pop-up windows check box.

4) Restart Safari (Optional -- may work without)
5) Bask in your smug greatness.

Hope this helps you out!

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