Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of VmwareRemoteConsoleFx36


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05/27/10 03:43:30 (10 years ago)
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  • VmwareRemoteConsoleFx36

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     1== VMware Remote Console on EL 4, EL 5 == 
     2 
     3When using VMware Server 2.0 on a CentOS host, one used to be able to connect to a virtual machine's console via VMware Remote Console Plug-in for Firefox. That is, while CentOS used to be equipped with Firefox 3.0. (See Also: http://www.vmwareforum.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1222353993) In June, 2010, web browsers in RHEL 4 and RHEL 5 were upgraded to Firefox 3.6.4, and the plug-in ceased to load properly.  
     4 
     5One can use the VMware Remote Console Plug-in as a stand-alone application though. 
     6 
     7* Locate the XPI file that corresponds to your operating system architecture. 
     8 
     9{{{ 
     10$ rpm -q VMware-server 
     11VMware-server-2.0.2-203138 
     12$ rpm -ql VMware-server |grep vmrc 
     13/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x64.xpi 
     14/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86.xpi 
     15/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-win32-x86.exe 
     16/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-win32-x86.xpi 
     17$ 
     18}}} 
     19 
     20* Uncompress the XPI archive in an appropriate directory (one listed in your PATH). 
     21 
     22{{{ 
     23$ cd ~/bin 
     24$ mkdir vmware-vmrc-linux-x86 
     25$ 
     26$ cd vmware-vmrc-linux-x86 
     27$ unzip -q /usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86.xpi 
     28$ ls -log 
     29total 16 
     30drwxr-xr-x  2 4096 Oct 10  2008 components 
     31-rw-r--r--  1 1677 Oct 10  2008 install.js 
     32-rw-r--r--  1 1242 Oct 10  2008 install.rdf 
     33drwxr-xr-x  7 4096 Oct 10  2008 plugins 
     34$ cd .. 
     35$ 
     36$ ln -s vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/vmware-vmrc . 
     37$ 
     38}}} 
     39 
     40* Run the application first by specifying full (or relative) path. 
     41 
     42{{{ 
     43$ ~/bin/vmware-vmrc 
     44Configuring libraries for first use 
     45Configured /home/username/bin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/libconf/etc/fonts/fonts.dtd 
     46Configured /home/username/bin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/libconf/etc/fonts/fonts.conf 
     47Configured /home/username/bin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/libconf/etc/fonts/local.conf 
     48Configured /home/username/bin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/libconf/etc/pango/pangorc 
     49Configured /home/username/bin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/libconf/etc/pango/pangox.aliases 
     50Configured /home/username/bin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/libconf/etc/pango/pango.modules 
     51Configured /home/username/bin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders 
     52Configured /home/username/bin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc 
     53Configured /home/username/bin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules 
     54Configured /home/username/bin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86/plugins/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/Clearlooks.gtkrc 
     55Configuration successful 
     56$ 
     57}}} 
     58 
     59{{{ 
     60#!html 
     61<div align="center"><img src="/img/vmware/vmware-vmrc-1.gif" width="657" height="515"></div> 
     62}}} 
     63 
     64* To connect to a console of a virtual machine running on a VMware Server host use the following command. 
     65 
     66{{{ 
     67$ vmware-vmrc -h server-hostname:8333 -u username 
     68}}} 
     69 
     70* When connecting to a console of a virtual machine running on a ESX host one can omit a port number. 
     71 
     72{{{ 
     73$ vmware-vmrc -h esx-hostname -u username 
     74}}}