Change the default url for vCenter Operations Manager for View

vCenter Operations Manager for View is a new VMware product that correlates al kinds of performance figures in a VMware View environment. More info on vCenter Operations Manager for View can be found here

vCenter Operations Manager for View basicaly is a set of front end tools for vCenter Operations Manager 5 that gets info from all View components.

Whenever you connect to the vCenter Operations Manager 5 UI VM, you automatically end up at the default login page for vCenter Operations Manager 5, which made me enter my credentials at the wrong place all the time, since this instance is only used for vCenter Operations Manager for View.

The correct way to access vCenter Operations Manager for View is go to the
https://<UI VM>/vcops-custom url, which off course can be bookmarked, but since I access this system from multiple desktops, I was looking for an easier way to do this, and succeeded.

It’s pretty simple,

Log in to your vCenter Operations Manager 5 UI VM as root via ssh

Edit /usr/lib/vmware-vcops/install/index.html and change

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; url=vcops-vshpere/”>

to

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; url=vcops-custom/”>

Next time you connect to https://<UI VM> you automatically get redirected to
https://<UI VM>/vcops-custom instead of https://<UI VM>/vcops-vsphere

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