Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1252551
[Docs] Dashboard shows "A plugin is needed to display this content" when viewing in firefox
Last modified: 2016-10-17 03:54:48 EDT
Description of problem:
CloudForms web UI shows "A plugin is needed to display this content" when running firefox on Sat6 server connecting to CloudForms.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This install was completed from an ISO with the Media ID 1439243191.463927 at 09:46:31 PM on 10 Aug 2015.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install CloudForms using RHCI
2. On Sat6 server, run firefox with url of cloudforms_fqdn
3. Examine Dashboard (default page)
4. Wait for data to start populating
"A plugin is needed to display this content"
All data visible
Think this is the flash plugin. Alternative is to proxy the connection to CloudForms
If connection is proxied, a method to proxy between IPv4 and IPv6 would help in environments that require IPv6 for internal or external networks.
Thoughts are we'd need to bundle the flash plugin and install so browser can support this.
Looks like it requires flash. Looking at brew I don't see any flash-plugin packages for el7. Do we still have flash-plugin packages in EL7? If not we can't really fix this.
Also please see https://access.redhat.com/discussions/917123
This may be worth a KCS article in case anyone tries to use the Satellite servers browser to access the CloudForms dashboard.
John, what is the CF plan for moving off of flash based charting? Ideally we would want our products to work with linux based browsers and with flash already dead for the most part, RHCS team would be interested in hearing how/when CF plans to address this.
Plan is to handle this in documentation only.
Added note to doc text to refer to below kbase article on installing flash.
Verified in Section 5.1 of https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en/quickstart-cloud-installer/version-1.0/quickstart-cloud-installer-guide/
Considering Google and Mozilla's war on Adobe Flash, what is the plan for Cloud Forms and the Flash plugin? are you folks going to move to HTML5 at some point so we don't need to keep using this?