[THIN] Re: Linux and Vmware how to ?

  • From: "Rick Mack" <ulrich.mack@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 18:42:44 +1000


The VDM client only has standard RDP as the display protocol, USB
redirection (VMware not OEM), multimedia redirection (Wyse TCX OEM) and the
connection server comms component.

I'm pretty sure that the VDM USB redirection is supported only on Win32

TCX has been ported to Linux but I think only Wyse have TCX running on Linux
at the moment, but it is supported by XPe/XP/Vista as well as Wyse ThinOS.

That leaves us with the RDP protocol and some comms/connection server
agent stuff probably making up a Linux VDM client.

 Igel have their own port of the VDM client to Linux. Unless they've managed
to do TCX and the USB redirection port to Linux themselves you're left with
a somewhat limited VDM client.

But then who needs more than basic RDP client functionality anyway? :-)



Ulrich Mack
Quest Software
Provision Networks Division
On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Puneet Goel <g.puneet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> As far as i know VDM client is not there for linux host machines. how
> the linux machines are certified by vmware as VDM compatible ?
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:41 PM, Steve Greenberg <steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> > Exactly, you can access Windows virtual machines by installing rdesktop
> or
> > ICA client on LINUX. VDM is the VMware product and that uses RDP
> (rdesktop)

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