Dive into the New Branding & Theming Expertise with VCD 10.4.1

Nonetheless questioning how effectively you need to use this function to your new and current tenants?

Not like 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 offers the potential to vary 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 photos (emblem)
  • Including further menus and
  • Modifying current 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 function?

A number of the VMware Cloud Director buyer tenant portal wants re-branding by utilizing their very own firm’s emblem or photos 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 implies that branding and theming function was very a lot potential up till VCD v10.4. Nevertheless, it was by means of the API solely and approach 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 simple to grasp and create or customise themes.

Methods to allow this function?

This function is offered 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.

Methods 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, photos and hyperlinks.
  • Apply branding and hyperlinks to the login and logout web page.
  • Handle the theme by enhancing, cloning, exporting, trying 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.

Be aware: To see the customized branding settings configured on the login and logout web page, it is advisable 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 present function, which is really easy to make use of now?

Need to know every of those potentialities 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 function wherein we speak about every chance in full element, together with a demo.