In the recent hours there were a lot of changes in the View Clients with new releases: New VMware View Clients for the Holidays – Mac, Linux, iPad and Android! View Client of iPad http://www.vmware.com/it/products/desktop_virtualization/view/ipad-client.html There is the new 1.3.0 version (Dec, 16) with the following changes: Connect iPad to up to 1080p (1920×1080) external displays and TVs and leverage Presentation Mode to view more of your View virtual desktop Support for virtual higher resolutions to scroll a larger screen resolution display on a smaller resolution screen Improvements to PCoIP bandwidth usage Numerous bug fixes […]
After the View and vSphere clients for Apple iOS, let’s see some clients for the Android devices: vmwClient: for managment of VMWare infrastructure from Android devices. iVMControl: same of the iOS version see in the previous post. VMware View for Android: this is the official View client from VMware, with full PCoIP, Security Server, Android 3 (Honeycomb) support… See also this review and the demo. Wyse PocketCloud: View client (but not only), does not support the PCoIP protocol.
For the View client for iPad there is any other alternative application (at least with PCoIP support), but for the vSphere client for iPad there are some other applications that can work as well of the official VMware application… With the advantage to do not require any silly virtual appliance to act as a “mobiel proxy” and also to be able to work on iPhone and not only on iPad (IMHO I think that also the vSphere Client for iPad could be adapted to the iPhone screen). From the possible iOS applications there are: iVMControl: […]
The vSphere Client for iPad is an application created by VMware to give a minimum vSphere management ability also from a tablet (at least for some operational management tasks). The first official release was on March 2011. But this application require a special architecture on infrastructure side, ad well described in one Jason Boche post: there must be a special “proxy” server that convert the output of vCenter Server in a simple way useful to be managed from mobile device. This “proxy” is available from VMware as a virtual appliance and can be downloaded from […]
The first version of the native View for iPad (both iPad and iPad2 models) was released on March 2011. It was the first (and as I know the only) that introduce the PCoIP support, because other existing solution, like the Wyse client (PocketCloud), were only compatible with RDP. Some days ago a new version 1.2 has been released on iTunes… with several improvements: Optimized for VMware View 5 with improved performance (but note that also previous versions work with View 5) Support for iOS 5 including AirPlay Presentation Mode for use with external display and […]