vSphere WebClient HTTP Status 404

Last week I had to install a new vCenter Server for a Customer.

After installing all products (SSO, WebClient, Invetory Service and vCenter Server) without any error messages, I restarted the server.

Once the server came up, i checked the services and all came up. So i thought everything would be ok. No, it wasn’t!

I opened the Webclient by typing https://localhost:9443/vsphere-client/ and I recieved the following error message:

webclient

No problem, I thought! There will be a KB article, I thought!

Yes, there was a KB article but VMWare was probably making some maintenance on their page so i had no access to the article.

btw. this is the article: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2044953

So first of all i tried to reinstall the WebClient. Still the same error. After trying and trying everything i thought it could help, I finally gave up and told the customer he should try to open the KB article the next day.

No sooner said than done, the customer called me the next day an said that with the kb article he resolved the problem. He uninstalled the webclient and reinstalled it on a path without blanks at C:webclient.

After this, the webclient ran smoothy and both were happy 🙂

So the actual webclient may have problems with blanks in the installation path. Also if you install it on another partition than the system disk C: the client won’t run.

How to learn VMWare Horizon View Basics

In my free time I do really like to work with young people who is making an IT formation.

From this year on, I decided to support a little bit the education of the IT trainees. For this I signed up as an validation expert for the interdisciplinary project work of them.

After having an introductory course, I selected my first candidate.

He had to write a Script  who installs a complete vSphere and Horizon View environment.

As I’m not an expert in Horizon View i thought that I had to extend my skills on this theme. For this i looked in the internet for some online courses and found the page CBT Nuggets.

I registered me for a 7day trial and looked all the videos: http://www.cbtnuggets.com/it-training/vmware-horizon-6-view

I can really recommend this video for those who are not familiar and would like to learn the basics of it. With the video i had enough knowledge from Horizon View to examine the trainee.

Also other videos seem to be quite cool and I’m already  thinking about to make a premium plan.