March 25, 2023

Nonetheless questioning how effectively you should use this function on your new and present 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 speedy software of the theme to the supplier and the tenant portals.

With VCD 10.4.1, Branding and theming function supplies the potential to alter the feel and appear 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 pictures (emblem)
  • Including further menus and
  • Enhancing present menu hyperlinks
Re-branded Login Display
Re-branded Tenant Portal
Re-branded Logout Display

Why do I want to have a look at this function?

A number of the VMware Cloud Director buyer tenant portal wants re-branding by utilizing their very own firm’s emblem or pictures and portal title and even offering customized hyperlinks. That is particularly legitimate for service suppliers who could have to 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 attainable up till VCD v10.4. Nevertheless, it was by the API solely and means too advanced, 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 simple to know and create or customise themes.

Learn how to allow this function?

This function is on the market below 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

If you click on Create Themes button, you might be introduced with 2 panes:

  1. Left Pane: To configure the customized branding theme
  2. Proper Pane: To stay preview the setting you might be configuring

What can a System Administrator do from the UI?

  • Create numerous new themes with customized colors, pictures 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 (Major 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, you want 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?

Wish 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 by which we speak about every chance in full element, together with a demo.