Is there an agent yet for Linux especially Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. With Android developement picking up speed, we have a real need to have our (100) developers. the main thing that is needed for us is USB redirection to the guest from the client running XP/7 or even a Thin client for them to download kernels to our hardware connected to the client. Thanks! If anyone knows of other solutions , it would really be appreciated.
No agent for linux yet, and View 5 I do not think that is supported...
I've tried an alternative: used Wine, a Windows emulator for Linux to get the View Agent running... I tried it and it works... no probe with composer..
Nalfonso, please post how you got the View client to work under Wine, tried a few times but could not get it to work...
Hi Linjo!, befor to install vmware view agent in linux with WINE, need install Xrdp to connect via Remote Desktop port 3389. is very important to set linux with Windows Authentication.. I did this test a year ago with Red Hat Linux, is not an easy task, but it works perfect
I do not think its that easy, have tried a few times and its not straight forward.
Could you be more detailed? For example, how did you get around the dependency problem?
I do not remember .. these days I'll make a lab and send "how to" to you inbox..
well, i installed wine on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. when trying to install the agent i get quite a few errors in the console with vmware view agent asking for reboot. I already ran a wineboot, wineserver -k. Wine configuration is currently set to Windows XP. And followed the vmware article on checking the registry. Still no luck. Error Below
bash-4.1# wine VMware-viewagent-4.6.0-366101.exe
fixme:advapi:LookupAccountNameW (null) L"root" (nil) 0x32bf90 (nil 0x32bf94 0x32bf88 -stub
fixme:advapi:LookupAccountNameW (null) L"root" (nil) 0x1ccd58 0x32bf90 0x1cd328 0x32bf94 0x32bf88 -stub
fixme:ver:RtlGetProductInfo (6,0,0,0,0x112e69c): stub
fixme:msi:MSIGetMode unimplemented run mode: 7
err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"VM_MustReboot" returned 1602
I am able to addUbuntu VM to ViewManager by changing the OS information inside Vsphere, now its just waiting for an agent.
So any step by step directions would be greatly appreciated.
Jase, we are talking about the agent, not the client.
I second the request: we are waiting for years to get this...
I have to fight with teachers in our university every year again: why is there only a windows available in the view client on or thinclients.
They are always pushing me to say goodbye to vmware and arrange a system where windows and linux desktops are offered.
VMWARE: make ubuntu desktops available via the viewmanager ASAP pls. It can't be rocketscience...?
Well, i still havent figured out how to get the view agent running under wine with Ubuntu. It might be different with Linux. Though at the moment, the company where i work is doing a POC with Virtual Bridges and Pilot for our 100 users by the end of year. We have over 700 systems in our location alone, and plan to roll it out country wide if it all works out, which is about 3000 desktops in the US. I'll write up another post on how well USB redirection works with Virtual Bridges as it's not natively supported with debian but according to them its just a coding port to get it working.
i have the solution toget usb redirect to work on ubuntu running the hp vmware view broker 4.5 or 4.6. It took be over a month to figure it out and it turns out its only 3 command to get it to work flawlessly.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12... - hp vmware view broker, its for thier thin client which runs a version of debian which means you can easily install in on ubuntu.