February 23, 2024

Nonetheless questioning how effectively you should use this function in your new and current tenants?

In contrast to earlier than, VCD 10.4.1 Branding and Theming function is an all UI expertise with a quite simple configuration part and fast utility of the theme to the supplier and the tenant portals.

With VCD 10.4.1, Branding and theming function supplies the aptitude to vary the appear and feel of the VMware Cloud Director Supplier Portal and the Tenant portal. With this, a system administrator can add/edit/configure some functionalities like:

  • Altering colors
  • Altering photos (brand)
  • Including further menus and
  • Modifying current menu hyperlinks
Re-branded Login Display
Re-branded Tenant Portal
Re-branded Logout Display

Why do I would like to have a look at this function?

Among the VMware Cloud Director buyer tenant portal wants re-branding by utilizing their very own firm’s brand or photos and portal identify and even offering customized hyperlinks. That is particularly legitimate for service suppliers who could must model every of their tenants individually.

Earlier than we sink into this enhanced function, sure, enhanced function, which signifies that branding and theming function was very a lot doable up till VCD v10.4. Nevertheless, it was by the API solely and method too complicated, complicated and with heavy limitations.

So how does this function work now?

The improved branding and theming function is an all UI function, making the system administrator’s job straightforward to grasp and create or customise themes.

Learn how to allow this function?

This function is accessible beneath a function flag which is disabled by default and must be enabled manually by the system administrator from the supplier portal.

The place to find this function?

From the supplier portal, navigate to the Extra menu > Customise Portal > Themes tab. By default, there are two themes out there, OOTB.

Learn how to Create a New Theme

While you click on Create Themes button, you’re introduced with 2 panes:

  1. Left Pane: To configure the customized branding theme
  2. Proper Pane: To reside preview the setting you’re configuring

What can a System Administrator do from the UI?

  • Create varied new themes with customized colors, photos and hyperlinks.
  • Apply branding and hyperlinks to the login and logout web page.
  • Handle the theme by modifying, cloning, exporting, wanting on the particulars, making it default and even deleting.
  • Import themes (Main use case is for multi-site deployment for a similar tenant).
  • Convert previous themes (created utilizing an older model of VCD as much as v10.4)
  • Apply new themes to tenants or to their very own supplier portal.

Notice: To see the customized branding settings configured on the login and logout web page, it is advisable to override a default setting from the command line by executing the command (this setting is enabled to true by default for safety causes).

> ./cell-management-tool manage-config -n backend.branding.requireAuthForBranding -v false

Isn’t that an excessive amount of of an enhancement to the prevailing function, which is really easy to make use of now?

Need to know every of those prospects in additional element and are excited to dive deeper and be taught extra about them? If sure, have a look at the Characteristic Friday video “Feature Friday Episode 121 – Cloud Director 10.4.1 Theming and Branding“, which is devoted to the brand new Branding and Theming function through which we discuss every risk in full element, together with a demo.