It’s been quiet on bright-streams.com for the last couple of weeks because of my vacation in the US and Canada. During my vacation I have thought about new posts. I will be back next week and start posting again: basics around different pools, how to run Workstation together with the View Client (with offline possibilities), how to handle OST files within a View environment, naming of pools etc.
My colleagues Willem van Engeland and Ton Hermes created a couple of video’s around VMware View. Their first video shows the Samsung NC240 with PCoIP enabled. You can see how well multimedia is running inside a VMware View session.
Around a year ago Wyse came out with it’s “Wyse PocketCloud” app for the iPhone. I bought the app straight away. I liked it very much, and still do. I could connect to my View environment and connect to my virtual desktop from anywhere. Fair enough, the iPhone is a bit small to work on your VM though.
At this moment, 30-04-2010, I’m in San Francisco and like a lot of people I couldn’t resist myself and bought the iPad.
I downloaded the Wyse PocketCloud but the one I bought a year ago is too small for the iPad. yes you can increase the size but the resolution isn’t nice. Luckily Wyse also offers the “PocketCloud” app for the iPad.
It is very cool to connect to my View environment in The Netherlands on a decent screen. No PCoIP but it’s still nice to demo this. I have heard Wyse won’t update the “PocketCloud” with PCoIP support.
Wouldn’t it be great if VMware would come out with the VMware View Client for the iPad?!
I get several questions from partners and customers about which firewall ports need to be open when working with VMware View. There is a KB article on this topic but it isn’t complete; kb.vmware.com/kb/1012382
Below you will see all TCP and UDP ports which need to be open. Notice that under View3.x TCP port 32111 is mentioned for USB redirection. This port needs to be open when using View4.x also!