With the updated vSphere 5 Web Client, there is not an option to generate the remote console URL but there is a link that you could manually copy and provide to your users. This of course is not ideal but after a tinkering, I was able to figure out how to generate the remote console URL for any virtual machine in the new vSphere 5 Web Client.
generateVMRemoteConsoleURL.pl which helps users automate the URL generation for vSphere 4.x environments, it has now been updated to support vSphere 5.
Here is an example of what a URL could look like:
There are basically three important components to the URL:
- Hostname of the vCenter Server - reflex.primp-industries.com
- The vCenter instanceUUID which used to uniquely identify a vCenter Server - EE26E7F6-591B-4256-BD7A-402E5AC9E0A8
- The MoRef ID of the virtual machine - vm-1506
Here is an example execution of the script: