Chapter 6. Remote Console Support

Red Hat CloudForms allows you to access the console of virtual machines and instances on the providers it managers using HTML5-based VNC consoles. This section outlines the status of support for remote consoles in Red Hat CloudForms.

Note

For VMware vSphere providers, Red Hat CloudForms supports the versions of VMRC that VMware supports. However, VMware does not support VMRC for Mac operating systems. See VMware VMRC documentation for more information.

For all other providers, Red Hat CloudForms supports HTML5-based VNC consoles. The following have been tested with CloudForms Management Engine:

See Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine VNC Support.

Note

As of 1 September 2015, new versions of Chrome no longer support VMRC consoles. VMRC requires NPAPI plug-in support. Chrome removed support for NPAPI plug-ins in version 45.0.2454, which was released on this date.

6.1. Support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux by Providers and Browsers

The following tables outline the status of support for remote consoles on providers for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Table 6.1. Remote Console Support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefox

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

No

Yes

 

VMRC

 

No

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

No

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

No

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

No

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.0

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.0

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Table 6.2. Remote Console Support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefox

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.7

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.0

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.0

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

6.2. Support on Fedora by Providers and Browsers

The following tables outline the status of support for remote consoles on providers for Fedora 25, 26, and 27.

Table 6.3. Remote Console Support on Fedora 25

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefox

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Table 6.4. Remote Console Support on Fedora 26

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefox

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Table 6.5. Remote Console Support on Fedora 27

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefox

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

6.3. Support on Windows by Providers and Browsers

The following tables outline the status of support for remote consoles on providers for Windows 7, 10, and 2012 Server.

Table 6.6. Remote Console Support on Windows 7

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefoxIE 11

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

No

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

Table 6.7. Remote Console Support on Windows 10

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefoxIE 11Edge

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

 

VMRC

 

No

No

No

No

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

 

VMRC

 

No

No

No

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

No

No

No

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

No

No

No

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

No

No

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Table 6.8. Remote Console Support on Windows 2012 Server

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefoxIE 11

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

No

No

No

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

No

No

No

 

WebMKS

 

No

No

No

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

No

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A