Vmware View Client For Mac Os X

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By Pat Lee, Director of Product Management, End User Clients

The VMware Horizon View Client allows you to connect to a VMware View virtual desktop. The client can be installed on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android devices. After installing the View client, you may connect to the server by entering view.eiu.edu as the server address. Using VMware Horizon View Client for Mac OS X This guide, Using VMware Horizon View Client for Mac OS X, provides information about installing and using VMware® Horizon View™ software on a Mac to connect to a remote desktop in the datacenter. The information in this document includes system requirements and instructions for installing and using Horizon View Client for Mac OS X. Version: 1.3.0: Description: Download group for the December 2011 VMware View Client for Mac OS X Tech Preview Release: Release Date: 2011-12-15: Type: Open Source. Resolve mouse tracking problems when switching to and from View client; Initial support for Mac OS X Mountain Lion To download the VMware View Client for Mac 1.5, go to the following URL. Using VMware Horizon Client for Mac OS X provides information about installing and using VMware Horizon ® Client™ software on a Mac to connect to a remote desktop or application in the datacenter. This information is intended for administrators who need to set up a View deployment that includes Mac.

It is an exciting day for Mac users now that OS X Mountain Lion is available from the Mac App Store.

One of the great new features in Mountain Lion is Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper verifies the identity of the developer of Mac software downloaded from the Internet and requires that developers sign their software to ensure that the software is not malicious and has not been tampered with.

I am happy to report that the VMware View Client 1.5 for Mac just works with Mountain Lion. It is already signed and is compatible with Gatekeeper.

For weeks, we have been testing the VMware View Client 1.5 on the OS X Mountain Lion GM seed and it works great. Take advantage of Full Screen mode to run your View Desktop and then swipe back and forth to Mac apps as needed.

We are excited that OS X Mountain Lion is here and that our current VMware View Client for Mac is fully compatible.

You can download the current VMware View Client for Mac from the View Client downloads page.

While many of you are aware that the VMware View PCoIP Client for Mac has been released mid march, I have not got to test it earlier as I was busy with my VCDX as well few vCloud Projects. Actually as a Mac user I were looking for this for a while, & now got the time to try it and it work just great. This has removed one task that I needed Windows for. Many of you might know that at VMware we use VMware View 5 to access our lab systems to test products and train our self on new products. Having to fire up a virtual machine and go through that to access our VMware View lab was quite painful & I am really glad the VMware View 5 Client for Mac now support PCoIP as there is no comparison between it and RDP specially over WAN connection.

In this post, I will document how to download and install the VMware View PCoIP Client for Mac & my experience with it. Though before we start let’s look at what the new PCoIP client for Mac offer as of version 1.5.0.

Features In the VMware View Client for Mac OS X

– Support for Intel-based Macs

– PCoIP protocol optimized for VMware View 5

– Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion users

– Copy and Paste plain text between View 4.x virtual machines and Mac

– Copy and Paste text, formatted text, and graphics between View 5.x virtual machines and Mac

– Support optional RSA authentication

– Enhanced certificate checking

– Add up to 4 VMware View server shortcuts in VMware View Client

– RDP support with Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection software

OK! Before we start the installation process and taking you through a demo of the new PCoIP client for Mac, you will need to make sure the below systems requirements are met:

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System Requirements

– A VMware View desktop with View 4.6.1 or later. View 5 recommended.

– An Intel-based Mac

– 2 GB of RAM

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– Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and Mac OS X Lion 10.7.0 or later

Alright now you are sure you got all the requirements in place, let’s start with the installation process.

1- Download the View Client for Mac 1.5. from View Client download center at: http://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients

2- Hit the View download button next to the VMware View Client for Mac as per the below screen shot

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3- Hit the Download button next to the VMware-View-Client-1.5.0-710491.dmg as per the screen shot below

4- Double Click the VMware View Client for Mac Installer. It was called VMware-View-Client-1.5.0-710491.dmg when I downloaded it as per the below screen shot

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5- Accept the VMware View PCoIP agreement by hitting Agree as per the below screenshot

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6- Drag the VMware View icon to the Application folder to start the installation as per the below screenshot

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7- After the VMware View 5 PCoIP Client for Mac installation complete, Click on the VMware View Client icon in the Mac applications as per the below screenshot

8- Hit the Add Server in the middle of the screen to add a VMware View Server connection as per the below screen shot

9- Fill your VMware View Connection Server IP and hit connect

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10- Enter your VMware View user name and password and hit connect

11- Choose the PCoIP Virtual Desktop you want to connect & Make sure the PCoIP is chosen for the protocol as per the below screen shot

12- Enjoy your PCoIP connection. Below is a screen shot of me running PCoIP Session to our training lab over WAN. What a great joy when compared to the old RDP client

At last for those who like to see things in video rather than screen shot, I have created a video of the above process which you can see below. I have noticed that the picture quality is not the highest, but I am still trying to find a good quality video capture for Mac. If you have one, please recommend it in the comment area as I am planning to create more videos for my future posts & hoping to produce a better quality ones then.

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Hope you all enjoy this article & happy PCoIP Virtual Desktop from your Mac.