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Hey guys,

How do I see users connected to the vCenter server?

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by:A2the6th
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If you sign into the Vcenter server you can click on view, administration, sessions.  It will list the users who have open or suspended sessions into Vcenter.  you can also connect to vcenter and hit ctrl shift s

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by:Tiras25
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Hmm, I am interested to see the users connected to the vcenter server via the Vmware vsphere client.  

Not users connected RDP into the servers.  Not users connected via the windows file share.
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by:Steve M
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Yes what A2the6th mentioned above does just that - people logged into vcenter (not logged into windows, but into vcenter) will show up there.  Any current session in vcenter (the application) will be shown whether it's via vsphere client or web session.  It will not show users rdp'd to the vm's or even the windows server that hosts vcenter.

Does that make sense?  :-\

-Steve
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If you use the vsphere client to connect to your vcenter server.  Then follow the steps above you will see an image I have attached.  That is the session information for users who have used Vsphere to connect to the vcenter system.  
VcenterUserSessions.docx
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by:Tiras25
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Perfect!  Thanks A2the6th.  This is what I was looking for.
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by:Tiras25
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One more question.  Is this the setting for the number of connection can be made into the vcenter?
dbconnections.jpg
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by:A2the6th
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That is the maximum number of connections that can be made to the database.  That isn't necessarily limited to the number of users connecting to the database.  That can also include your backup software, scripts that are run against the DB.  Basically any connection made to or from the DB.  10 is a fair number.  If you find it to be lacking you can increase.  Keep in mind that occasionally when updates are made to parts of vcenter that that number may be set back to 10.  
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by:Tiras25
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Where is the setting to limit to the number if users connecting simultaneously? Or if there is a setting like that?
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by:A2the6th
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It sounds like you are trying to set the max number of Vsphere clients that can connect to your vcenter server.  I don't know of a specific setting to prevent or allow a specific number of users to access Vcenter through the vsphere client.  
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There isn't a way to limit the number of concurrent vSphere client connections.  What issue are you trying to resolve by limiting the number of vSphere connections?  Each connection has a fairly small resource footprint on your host...
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by:Tiras25
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No issue.  Just wanted to know if there is a way.  However, like you said the footprint is tiny and no need for that option.

Thank you.
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Tx!!
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