VMware Remote Console | 08 December 2015 | Build 3250412

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Last Document Update: 10 February 2016

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Remote Console 8.0 provides complete functionality on virtual machine operations and settings to vSphere administrators, but only limited functionality is available on virtual machine operations such as console, mouse and keyboard operations to vRealize Automation users.

VMware Remote Console 8.0 supports:

  • vRealize Automation 6.2.3 with console proxy
  • Smart cards
  • Auto Update for Windows
  • 32-bit Windows

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 VMRC:

Known Issues

This release has the following known issues for Windows OS:

  • Running VMRC without a URL will fail.
    Workaround: Open a URL of the form: vmrc://[<user>|(<ticket-type>:<ticket>)@]<host>[:<port>]/?moid=<VM-id>.

  • VMRC displays an empty, black console when connecting to a virtual machine.
    Workaround: None

  • VMRC 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 the update takes effect.

  • Installing VMRC client on Windows 10 might fail with an error Failed to install the HCmon driver.
    Workaround: Run the elevated command prompt as an Administrator.

This release has the following known issues for Apple OS X:

  • VMRC might not add new devices such as DVD and CD-ROM drives or an existing virtual hard disk to a virtual machine.
    Workaround: None

  • VMRC does not display sound card settings.
    Workaround: None
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