Friday, October 16, 2009

VMWare Server 2.x Remote Console Add-on using OS X turns out that in Firefox (my browser of choice across platforms) this particular plugin will not function correctly on my shiny new Macbook Pro. Word on the street is that VMWare is working on a native OS X client. That's all well and good but doesn't allow me to get work done right now (I could use Windows or Linux but I love my shiny new Macbook Pro so). The perscribed workaround is the following piece of SSH magic:

ssh -X -f -q user@REMOTEIP /home/user/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/extensions/ -h REMOTEIP:PORT

Where user is the user account in question on the remote Linux VMWare server, REMOTEIP is the IP address of the remote Linux VMWare server, xxxxxxxx is the mozilla profile name and PORT is the remote port the VMWare service is running on (8333 by default)


X11 is running on your OS X platform
The VMWare server Remote Console Add-on is installed on your remote VMWare Linux server

Is it pretty...hell no.
Does it work...yep.
Will I write a shell script to make my life easier...stay tuned and find out!

May Your Skill Prevail

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