VMware Remote Console | 25 August 2016 | Build 4288332

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Last Document Update: 25 August 2016

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

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:

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 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.
    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
This release has the following known issues for Linux OS:
  • Remote Console Help option displays VMware Workstation help.
    Workaround: None

  • Remote Console automatically powers on virtual machines when connecting to virtual machines that are powered off.
    Workaround: None

  • Remote Console automatically closes when a remote virtual machine shuts down.
    Workaround: None

  • Remote Console cannot be installed on the same virtual machine as VMware Workstation or VMware Workstation Player.
    Workaround: None
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