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vCenter 5.5 Web Client in Linux w/ Firefox & Flash 11.5 (Pipelight)

Short story..

Adobe ended flash support for Linux @ 11.2 and the recent vCenter 5.5 Web Client requires version 11.5 minimum… As of recent the only solution was to just use Chrome which for me was sad as I’m primarily a Firefox user. While looking for a silverlight plugin for Firefox I came across Pipelight, which just happens to have a flash plugin as well.

After enabling the flash plugin I fired up the vCenter Web Client and sure enough there it was. Still testing out how stable it is but if you do decide to try it I recommend installing the vCenter Firefox plugin both natively and in the wine instance.


Here is a list of some random software I use for the majority of things I deal with:

Zenoss – Open Source Network Monitoring, takes nagios and cacti to another level.  Very customizable, but takes a while to become familiar with the system.  The more I play with Zenoss, I constantly come across new features and advanced functions.

Monitoring Terminal Services sessions:

Monitoring SQL locks:

Monitoring Apache:

Monitoring MySQL:

Dekiwiki – Open source WIKI, with very good media integration and built-in support for Active Directory.  I prefer it over MediaWIKI.

Jing – Free desktop screen capture utility, also creates flash videos on the fly.  Has its own file sharing service for sharing your screenshots/videos.  Great for making tutorials.