Improving NSX GUI user experience

Working with NSX on different environments I found that the vSphere Web client could work slowly. After hearing others users complains about those problems, I decided to write some tips for improving the overall user experience.

Fist try to login with local default user: administrator@vsphere.local; if this work faster than an LDAP user then please try to switching from using user@domain to domainuser.

  1. Increase the java memory limit for vCenter. The following VMware published KB article offers more information on how to do that:
    http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2021302
  2. Install the Client Interaction plugin. You should see the message on the vCenter login page:
client integration plugin

client integration plugin

3. Increase the local storage settings on the Flash Player will also speed up the web client.
Adobe have online tool to view and change the local storage setting:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html

Flash Storage Settings panel

Flash Storage Settings panel

 

Note: if the PC you are using to connect to vCenter does not have access to Internet this Adobe link will not work. Thanks to Micha Novak and Yaniv Yaakov (my team colleagues) for this tip.

When we load the Web Client in the blue Screen try to fast “right click” on your mouse, then click on the Settings button.

Flash Storage Seeting1

Swipe right the scroll bar:

Flash Storage Seeting2

4. Remove idle sessions from you vCenter

vCenter idle session

vCenter idle session