[SATLUG] Remote VMware server console slow

Samuel Leon leon36 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 10:09:12 CST 2007

John Pappas wrote:
> On Dec 21, 2007 12:19 AM, Daniel J. Givens <daniel at rugmonster.org> wrote:
>> Samuel Leon wrote:
>>> I have been using vmware server under linux for some time now.  I have
>>> always loaded the virtual os's locally on the server.  Just today I
>>> decided to try out the remote capabilities of it since after all it is
>>> vmware "server".  I installed the vmware server client package on a
>>> remote computer.  I can connect to the server and load an OS with it but
>>> the OS will run horribly slow, both windows and linux guests.  The OS
>>> with the vmware server client package is debian and the remote host is
>>> ubuntu 7.10.  I am not sure if this is normal or what.  I am doing this
>>> connection over the internet and have not tried on the local lan yet but
>>> the bandwidth usage of all this does not seem to be more than my
>>> internet connection can handle.  The resources usage on both the local
>>> and remote computers are fine.  So is this not what the "vmware server
>>> client" package is for or is this normal?  I saw a few other people on
>>> google complaining of the same thing.
>> I've not used it over a high latency link, but on every LAN I've used it
>> on, it's been very fast. I think latency is the issue here, not your
>> systems. For your Windows guests, you could look into using RDP. For
>> graphical environments from your Linux guests, you should check out
>> freenx.
> I have 2 reasonably high B/W links (Over 1M both ways) and I have noticed
> that the interface is EXTREMELY sensitive to latency.  The console is not
> designed for WAN use, rather to allow admins access without touching the
> server (in the case of ESX, there is no default local GUI).  It works fine
> over LAN speeds (Have been using it since they released a "Headless" server
> and remote console), and not so great over WAN.  I have found that you
> should have only one "Tab" open at a time, otherwise all open tabs try to
> keep up, so the aggregate is slower.
> Once the system is installed, I agree with the recommended RDP/NX
> suggestion.
> HTH,
> John

I see, I will try it out on the lan and respond back if I still have 


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