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Renz Malabanan
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remoting rhel6

how can i remote the server that has a RHEL 6 operating system??

what renotedesktop i need to use??

kindly help..tnx
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Johan Guldmyr
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Re: remoting rhel6

Do you need graphical interface?
If not, any ssh client can get you CLI access.

If you want graphical there are a few options, VNC is one of them.
Tim Nelson
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Re: remoting rhel6

Also, if the server model supports ILO (HP) then you can use the remote console functionality if you paid for it.
Bob_Vance
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Re: remoting rhel6

My favorite tool for that is VNC.
VNC comes with Linux.

## rpm -qa vnc*
vnc-server-4.0-1.beta4.11
vnc-4.0-1.beta4.11

You will have to install it from the DVD if it was not included during the installation of Linux

On the Linux box to which you're connecting, you only really need the *server* component.

Two great things about VNC:

. it gives you an X environment, so you can run any
programs that needs X, such as Firefox or, say, an Oracle install
without needing the Linux GUI desktop environment or
an X server on your workstation.

. you can share sessions with others.
Great for remote support where end user
wants to see what you're doing.

Then, you simply need a VNC client on your PC or even on Windows server (or Linux box, for that matter).

TightVNC is a free client.

You can use SSH port-forward tunneling of the VNC thru an SSH client on your PC so the remote coprporate firewall doesn't even need another rule (besides SSH).


bv

"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne." - Chaucer
Renz Malabanan
Frequent Advisor

Re: remoting rhel6

how about using only the browser?like ie,could it be possible?tnx
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: remoting rhel6

You can use IE to connect to the iLO interface.

VNC has a java web applet that you can access via IE.
Renz Malabanan
Frequent Advisor

Re: remoting rhel6

yes i know that i can connect but the problem is how??tnx
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: remoting rhel6

You connect to http://ip.of.ilo.interface

For some information about the ports.
http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ITRC-remote-lights-out-mgmt-iLO/Firewall-Ports-to-Open-for-iLO-2-Intergrated-Remote-Console/m-p/5061052#M6377


You can set the iLO settings/IP in the POST if it's not set. Also, before you try - are you sure that there is an ethernet cable plugged into the ILO interface card? If you do not know the address maybe if you are lucky you can find it in the dns/dhcp..

Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: remoting rhel6

Kabayan Renz,

VNC Server should really be already part of RHEL 6. Here's how to "remote" to it using simply a Web Browser:

1.) Login to your server.
2.) vncpasswd (set vnc session passwd if not set)
3.) vncserver :99


From your Desktop (Windows, MacOS, Linux, etc) - URL to http://linuxserver:5899

Your Browser should now launch a VNC Desktop applet and present you with a complte Desktop of your RHEL system.


Enjoy.
Hakuna Matata.
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: remoting rhel6

Oh BTW, the default Windows Manager for that desktop will likely be a bare WM -- not Gnome.

So if that is the case:

Login again to your Linux host
vncserver -kill :99
cd ~/.vnc
vi xstartup
Change the last line (the Window Manager) to:

gnome-session &

You may also want to disable the vncconfig app, change xterm to something else, launch different X-Windows or Gnome Apps at startup of the Desktop, etc.

Enjoy!
Hakuna Matata.
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: remoting rhel6

FInal note:

If it does not work, then you likely have SELinux and IPtables blocking the VNC ports. Fix those (or disable iptables/SELinux), restart VNC Server and you will be set.
Hakuna Matata.