[CentOS] Advice sought: Virtual Win7 on Centos 6.2

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 18:39:44 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM, Lucian <lucian at lastdot.org> wrote:
> >
> Right now, at least with Windows vms, rdesktop is a way better way of
> accessing the vm - it's fast, it let's you share directories,
> clipboard sharing, sound etc. Spice will probably catch up with it
> fast though, I hope. Also I have noticed spice works better when there
> is additional software installed (sort of like vbox additions); in
> Centox you have spice-vdagent or something like that, but for Windows
> you need to build the driver yourself[1].
> But we need to keep in mind that rdesktop and spice are not really in
> the same category. With spice you access the host machine, while with
> rdesktop you access the virtual machine directly. Spice wants to
> compete with vmware view and citrix xendesktop.
> [1] - http://spice-space.org/page/WinQXL

Different setup, but might have the same answer:  I'm trying to use a
VMware ESXi box to hold an assortment of images that could be fired up
quickly as backups of working machines.  One of them happens to be a
windows box that needs audio for some alarms, but the host hardware
doesn't have an audio device and one doesn't appear in the guest - and
the win 2003 server terminal services doesn't seem to transport it for
remote access like the desktop versions anyway.   We do have a
solution in that the ESXi console client can connect generic USB
devices to the remote VM so attaching a USB audio device works.  But,
is there a better way to do remote audio in general, and specifically
for a windows guest that doesn't see a real audio device?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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