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      • 15. Re: VMplayer as remote-console ???
        continuum Guru
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        I have VMplayer that comes with workstation 118166 - should be same version as you used on Linux ?

        Wil - on Linux - did you connect to ESX or ESXi - maybe thats the difference ?

         

         

         

         

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        • 16. Re: VMplayer as remote-console ???
          wila Guru
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          118116 right, seems I had some update to run on that host, thanks. Ok, so after running the update it appears that things haven't changed.

          I am connecting to an ESX box, I don't have an ESXi box at the moment, it blew itself away around august 12 and haven't reinstalled it since. I'll try that later (not today) and see if that makes a difference, or actually it's not working for me when using ESX and vmplayer on windows either...

           

          What is substantially different for the linux guest is that it offers a list of available VMs if you don't pass vmplayer/vmware-vmrc a specific VM to run.

          Another possible reason for this is maybe that security is more tight on windows and that it doesn't accept selfsigned certificates?



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          • 17. Re: VMplayer as remote-console ???
            continuum Guru
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            I looked at vmplayer.exe with resourcehacker again - I don't find any dialogues that would ask for username, password or selection of VMs ...

             

             

             

             

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            • 18. Re: VMplayer as remote-console ???
              wila Guru
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              continuum wrote:

              Wil - I really am very disappointed

               

              If you ever offer a workshop " How to post at VMTN without getting mad" let me know.

              I'll then eat 3 Valiums and try not to run amok 

              Just lost another post of mine to the shitty forum software as "I was logged off" again, the back button in the browser doesn't work due to the fine ecmascript wiping the content automatically for you. so I can only say !http://sanbarrow.com/gifs/ranting2.gif!

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              LOL, it moderates bad comments about itself .... what a @@@ (my own moderation)

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              | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
              | More info at https://www.vimalin.com
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              | VMware Wiki at http://www.vi-toolkit.com
              • 19. Re: VMplayer as remote-console ???
                esloof Expert
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                New VMware Remote Console (VMware VMRC) allows accessing the virtual machine consoles independent of Web-based management interface. In order to access VMware virtual machines, install VMware VMRC application from VMware Virtual Server web interface or download VMware VMRC application for Windows from the Minicom web site: http://support.minicom.com/KVMnet/Tools/VMwareVMRC.exe.

                 

                 

                • 20. Re: VMplayer as remote-console ???
                  DaveP Master

                  Hi Ulli

                   

                  The two remaining questions that you seem to need answering are:

                   

                  1.Linux version of vmware-vmrc has the selection dialog but Windows version does not. This was documented on the archived Server 2 beta forum.

                  2. To make VMware Player do this copy the vmware-remotemks.exe from the plugin folder to the directory containing player,and it works.

                   

                  Dave

                  • 21. Re: VMplayer as remote-console ???
                    matyas Lurker

                    For Windows I would suggest the following oneliner script to be executed on Linux server hosting vmware server 2.0

                     

                    vmware-vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms | awk '{print "echo @start C:

                    Program Files

                    VMwareVMRC

                    vmware-vmrc.exe -h :8333 -u
                    \"root
                    \" -p
                    \"
                    \"  -m
                    \""$3" "$4"
                    \" > "$2".bat"}' | sh

                     

                    This script basically retrieve all the VM defined on your vmware server host and create as many launching .bat files as are your VMs. Simply copy the so obtained .bat files on your Windows box and you should then be able to launch each VM simply double clicking on the corresponding .bat file.

                    Cheers.

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