Recently went on a hunt to find out how I could change the icon represented within Vsphere for the “server” it finds. The original image is named “obj-host.png”, which, after a quick google, yielded zero results.
In a browser, the URL looks like this: [FQDN]/ui/host-ui/resources/img/obj-host.png.
To change it:
- Putty/SSH into your VSCA (vcenter server).
- Run ‘shell’.
- Run chsh -s /bin/bash root
- Now, open WinCSP, and invoke a connection with the VSCA server again just like you did with putty/ssh.
- I surfed to the following location (which may not be the same – in which case, search WinCSP for the image name obj-host.png):
Now, download the obj-host.png file, modify it with your favorite photo editing software, and slap it back in place right on top of this guy.
EDIT: Upon updating VSCA from 22.214.171.12400 to 126.96.36.199000, the changes did not persist; You’ll need to make this quick change whenever you upgrade the VSCA level.