Dive into the New Branding & Theming Expertise with VCD 10.4.1

Nonetheless questioning how effectively you should utilize this characteristic on your new and present tenants?

Not like earlier than, VCD 10.4.1 Branding and Theming characteristic is an all UI expertise with a quite simple configuration part and fast software of the theme to the supplier and the tenant portals.

With VCD 10.4.1, Branding and theming characteristic gives the aptitude 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 (brand)
  • Including extra menus and
  • Enhancing present menu hyperlinks
Re-branded Login Display screen
Re-branded Tenant Portal
Re-branded Logout Display screen

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

A few of the VMware Cloud Director buyer tenant portal wants re-branding through the use of their very own firm’s brand or pictures and portal title and even offering customized hyperlinks. That is particularly legitimate for service suppliers who might have to model every of their tenants individually.

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

So how does this characteristic work now?

The improved branding and theming characteristic is an all UI characteristic, making the system administrator’s job simple to know and create or customise themes.

Tips on how to allow this characteristic?

This characteristic is on the market below a characteristic flag which is disabled by default and must be enabled manually by the system administrator from the supplier portal.

The place to find this characteristic?

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

Tips on how to Create a New Theme

Once you click on Create Themes button, you might be offered with 2 panes:

  1. Left Pane: To configure the customized branding theme
  2. Proper Pane: To dwell 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 enhancing, 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.

Word: 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 characteristic, 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 study extra about them? If sure, take a look at the Function Friday video “Feature Friday Episode 121 – Cloud Director 10.4.1 Theming and Branding“, which is devoted to the brand new Branding and Theming characteristic wherein we discuss every chance in full element, together with a demo.