VMware Remote Console 9.0 Release Notes
VMware Remote Console | 25 August 2016 | Build 4288332
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Last Document Update: 25 August
What's in the Release Notes
The release notes cover the following topics:
VMware Remote Console 9.0 supports:
- Linux OS
- Auto-update for Apple OS X
- Localization for German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional
Compatibility and Installation
VMware Remote Console and host OS version compatibility
VMware Remote Console is compatible with the following 64-bit and 32-bit Windows host operating systems:
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows 7
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 10
VMware Remote Console is also compatible with the following Mac host operating systems:
- Apple OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
- Apple OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
- Apple OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
- Apple OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
Installation Notes for This Release
Read the following documentation for guidance about installing and using VMware Remote Console:
This release has the following known issues for Windows OS:
- Running Remote Console without a URL will fail.
Remote Console is designed to be launched from the vSphere Web Client. For help with command line usage, execute vmrc.exe -?.
- Remote Console displays an empty, black console when connecting to a virtual machine.
- Remote Console might prompt The keyboard hook timeout value is not set to the value recommended by VMware Remote Console when connected to a virtual machine.
Workaround: Click OK to update the value and log out of Windows to ensure that the update takes effect.
- Installing Remote Console client on a system where other VMware applications have been installed might fail with the error Failed to install the HCmon driver.
Using Task Manager, Services tab, stop the VMUSBArbService, then proceed with installation. Alternately, launch the .msi installer file from a CMD window run with Administrator privileges.
This release has the following known issues for Apple OS X:
This release has the following known issues for Linux OS:
- Remote Console might not add new devices such as DVD and CD-ROM drives or an existing virtual hard disk to a virtual machine.
- Remote Console does not display sound card settings.
- Remote Console Help option displays VMware Workstation help.
- Remote Console automatically powers on virtual machines when connecting to virtual machines that are powered off.
- Remote Console automatically closes when a remote virtual machine shuts down.
- Remote Console cannot be installed on the same virtual machine as VMware Workstation or VMware Workstation Player.