Problem with RealVNC 4.0 on Guests of VMWare ESX
salvatore.cagliari "at" pharma.novartis.com
Wed Oct 13 10:32:01 2004
I hope that there is a VNC Developer out there that can help us in solve
We have a Linux Box with VMWare ESX 1.2.1 installed on it. On VMWare we
created three Windows 2000 Guests and installed RealVNC 4.0 on it.
Now comes the problem: After a while (a few hours), after I connected on
one of the VM's with the VNCViewer, the Ctrl-Alt-Del Windows is
disappeared! We are no more able to log in to this machine through VNC nor
through the VMWare Remote Console (They both connect to the same console).
The only way is to connect with RDP/Remote Console. But even through this,
or through a remote shutdown command, it was no more possible to cleanly
reboot the server. We have to power down the VM to restart it.
After communicating with VMWare about this problem we isolate RealVNC 4.0
as the cause of this problem. After installing TightVNC 1.2.9 or RealVNC
3.3.3 the systems behaves normally and we are able to connect to the VM's
through VNCViewer (4.0) and VMWare Remote Console.
I hope that someone can fix this problem, or at least publish an advisory
about this. I think it would be better to solve it, isn't it?
We could build a Test VM make tests on it with improved/patched VNC
versions. Please contact me for this. Thanks.
E-Mail: salvatore.cagliari "at" pharma.novartis.com
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