Fixing OpenStack noVNC consoles that ignore keyboard input

I opened up a noVNC console to a virtual machine today in my OpenStack cloud but found that the console wouldn’t take keyboard input. The Send Ctrl-Alt-Del button in the top right of the window worked just fine, but I couldn’t type anywhere in the console. This happened on an Ocata OpenStack cloud deployed with OpenStack-Ansible on CentOS 7. Test the network path The network path to the console is a little deep for this deployment, but here’s a quick explanation:...

2017-05-18 · 3 min · Major Hayden

Enabling VNC as a pseudo-KVM with VMWare Server

Mac users feel a little left out when it comes to VMWare Server clients. There’s one for Windows and Linux, but Mac users are out of luck. Sure, you can VNC into a Linux box, use X forwarding, or use RDC to access a Windows box, but a real Mac client would really be helpful. However, I stumbled upon some documentation that will allow you to VNC to a VMWare Server VM’s main screen....

2009-03-25 · 1 min · Major Hayden