[vCenter/vSphere6] Can't copy/paste from host to VM

MySongRanHills

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I'd like to be able to copy/paste (at least text) from my windows desktop into the remote console of either the web client or legacy client on an Ubuntu VM.

I found this KB , but it didn't make a difference after adding the 2 rows.

Currently I've been using team viewer or RDP, and it would be so much better if i could get it to work via console.

Anyone got any ideas?
 

bigdogchris

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Copy paste into a VM through vSphere client has always been hit or miss for me, even with the 2 options enabled. I just use RDP or connect to a network share if I need to move files into a VM.
 

MySongRanHills

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Shit that's exactly what I expected, while hoping otherwise.

Is there a good RD client that supports Ubuntu with unity, OSX, and winodws?

I'm using team viewer like I said but don't really like idea of a third party involved. My exp with RDP + linux has been hit or miss.
 

kalex1114

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RDS client from microsoft works fairly well on OSX. Get the one from the app store
 

The_Moves

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You have never been able to copy and paste into the vSphere console. We had this issue with 400 VMs that had to be FSCKd when a filer they were residing on went down. Stupid complex passwords....... We have since automated the recovery process from this with a special ISO and VMWare PowerCLI.
 
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