Google Chrome for Linux dropped support for NPAPI in version 35. This meant that if you use VMware, there's now no current browser which allows you to open VMware consoles via VMware vSphere/vCenter.
This is because of two related issues:
- vCenter needs Flash, but it has to be *recent* Flash (not 11.2 Linux Flash). Only option which provides recent Flash is Chrome;
- vCenter's 'launch console' add-in is NPAPI-based, so that won't work from Chrome version 35 onwards.
Therefore my VMware-managing setup on my Linux desktop is Google Chrome 34, pinned to prevent updating; and this is used only for local VMware management, not browsing.
I post this just for information and to rant about it yet again, but of course this is VMware's fault for relying on a deprecated architecture for plugins.