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Question regarding vmware
14-09-2015, 05:16 PM,
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Question regarding vmware
hi, i just wanna ask is it possible to install vmware horizon view client to the raspbian ? I just wanna give it a try ? do anybody have any ideas how to do it ? Thanks Big Grin
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14-09-2015, 09:12 PM, (This post was last modified: 14-09-2015, 09:47 PM by James Vandenbroek.)
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RE: Question regarding vmware
I was actually going to post similar today but it looks like coincidentally someone is asking the same.

While I use ARMTC personally in my test lab, I've built a more basic thinclient out of Raspbian for my work to meet certain artificial requirements. I understand that PCoIP is available with the ARM7-equipped Pi 2 although I cannot locate any official ARM build of Horizon View on the VMware site after logging in. The closest I can find suggests that you have to be TAP program to get your hands on this package officially. This was the same answer I received from a View specialist at VMworld as well.

Would anyone know where I can get my hands on a build of Horizon View with PCoIP support to use in my image? Any info would be appreciated and perhaps this is a case of looking too hard and missing the obvious somewhere.

Thanks

Edit: Originally said hardware partner, the program is actually called TAP (Technology Alliance Partner)
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18-09-2015, 04:15 AM,
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RE: Question regarding vmware
I've been eagerly looking for the same thing with no luck to date.


(14-09-2015, 09:12 PM)James Vandenbroek Wrote: I was actually going to post similar today but it looks like coincidentally someone is asking the same.

While I use ARMTC personally in my test lab, I've built a more basic thinclient out of Raspbian for my work to meet certain artificial requirements. I understand that PCoIP is available with the ARM7-equipped Pi 2 although I cannot locate any official ARM build of Horizon View on the VMware site after logging in. The closest I can find suggests that you have to be TAP program to get your hands on this package officially. This was the same answer I received from a View specialist at VMworld as well.

Would anyone know where I can get my hands on a build of Horizon View with PCoIP support to use in my image? Any info would be appreciated and perhaps this is a case of looking too hard and missing the obvious somewhere.

Thanks

Edit: Originally said hardware partner, the program is actually called TAP (Technology Alliance Partner)
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25-03-2017, 09:46 PM,
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RE: Question regarding vmware
I've managed to get this working on my Raspberry Pi 2. I recently upgraded from Raspberry Pi 2 to Raspberry Pi 3, and, was not sure what to do with the Raspberry Pi 2.

I found this project (Raspberry Pi Thin Client), tried to push its image to a Micro SD card, which, wouldn't boot.

To the credit of this project's maintainers, its very likely that not being able to boot was entirely my fault!

Anyway... since I was already familiar with Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi 2, opted to see if I could get VMWare Horizon working on Raspbian.

How I did it...

1) Start with stock Raspbian Jessie with Pixel, https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_latest Push to your SD card using the instructions provided by the Raspberry Pi foundation.
2) After you've booted into Raspbian and have any and all of your preferred raspi-config details sorted (i.e. - change hostname, password, overclocking, enable SSH and / or VNC, time zone, keyboard map, etc), do the following from a terminal...

wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/mai..._armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i libssl1.0.2_1.0.2k-1_armhf.deb
sudo apt-get install libtar0 libssl-dev libtar-dev debconf pcscd libusb-dev libpcsclite1 libpcsclite-dev dh-autoreconf libudev0 libudev1 libstdc++-4.9-dev
wget http://dl.armtc.net/RPi-TC/packages/vmwh_LATEST.tar.gz
tar xvfz vmwh_LATEST.tar.gz
cp vmwh_LATEST.enc /tmp/.
chmod 777 /tmp/vmwh_LATEST.enc
sudo ./install
cd /usr/lib/vmware/view/vdpService
sudo rm libmksvchanclient.so


Once the above is finished, you'll see VMWare Horizon Client in the LXPanel menu on Raspbian. Launch as normal, add your connect server, login as usual.

For reference, the Raspbian image which I used is dated 2017-03-02.

For reference, the version of vmwh_LATEST.tar.gz which I used is dated 2017-03-13. Yes, its source is this project (Raspberry Pi Thin Client Project).

Hope that this helps!


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