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.x 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 the URL looks like for vSphere 5.0:
Here is an example of what the URL looks like for vSphere 5.1 & 5.5:
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: