VMware Remote Console | 21 July 2016 | Build 4133417

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Last Document Update: 21 July 2016

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

  • Users can launch VMware Remote Console 8.1 for Windows and Apple OS X without setting permissions on the ESXi host.
    Note: Client device connection will not be available without host permissions.
  • TLS 1.0 is disabled by default in VMware Remote Console 8.0 and above.

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:

Known Issues

This release has the following known issues for Windows OS:

  • Running Remote Console without a URL will fail.
    Workaround: 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.
    Workaround: None

  • 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 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.
    Workaround: 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:

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

  • Remote Console does not display sound card settings.
    Workaround: None
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