Has anyone succeeded in connecting to a vcenter 5.5 appliance with a RHEL6 workstation? If so, what's the magic incantation and ritual keystrokes?
Made the mistake of upgrading to esxi 5.5 without fully researching the fallout. My bad. I know better, but anyway....
Turns out it doesn't like vcenter 5.1; it wants vcenter 5.5. Vcenter 5.5 requires flash, and not only that requires a version of flash that Redhat does not support (the appliance wants flash 11.5 or greater. Redhat only deploys 11.2).
Vmware's apparent workaround is to 1. Use windows on the desktop. or 2. Install google chrome. (which, btw, google chrome no longer supports RHEL6, although there are workarounds)
Catch 22. Gotta love it.
Completely ignoring the phenomenal BS I'm going to have to jump through to get chrome ok'ed for the tech set, when I did the workarounds and installed it anyway, connecting to vserver:9443 gives an error that says "couldn't load shockwave flash", along with a little puzzle piece in the middle of the windows that says 'couldn't load plugin'. chrome:plugins says 'Adobe Flash Player' 'always allowed' box is checked (I checked it.)
Any suggestions? Or just restore the esxi 5.1 system from backup and stay there?