How to Monitor and Manage VMware vSphere Client Login Sessions

By | October 12, 2010

 

We can monitor vSphere client logins through our admin privilege account. VMware is providing an option to forceful termination of the user login sessions.

In some condition if we need to do some maintenance in ESX servers or security concerned etc.. This property helps us to do that function. We can also initiate or warn the users about the action. There is a message panel through which we can send message to the vSphere logged in users.

This is similar to Windows Remote Desktop Connection management from Windows Task manager. We can view all the total active sessions and idle sessions.

Here we go,

1. Login into vSphere client (your login account must have administrator privilege).

2. Select Home page and Click on Sessions.

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3. From the session panel, we can see the total Active and Inactive logins.

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In the right side through “Message of the day” we can send messages to the logged in users.

4. To complete a forceful session logoff, Right click the user session and Select Terminate Session

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The user session is completely dropped.

Thus we have a complete control of user sessions.

                                                                                                   – Melbin Mathew

Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More
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About Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More