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I'm trying to access the VMWare console from firefox using the VMWare plugin. The problem is that it doesn't work on Firefox version 3.6.8. So how can I access the console?

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Around VMware ESX 3 they redesigned the client using .Net. At that point Linux support became basically non-existent; you can use the web browser interface and start/stop virtual machines from there, but the console just does not work.

Or, if there's a way, I'd like to hear about it. VMware's forums are also full of complaints from Linux/FreeBSD sysadmins.

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I was able to use the console by installing an older version of Firefox and running that since it's compatible with the plugin.

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see my answer. this could work for you. –  matthias krull Aug 5 '10 at 15:33
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Re: VMRC , debian, iceweasel (firefox), vSphere web client 5.0, console for how my browser got working for console access with vSphere web client 5.0 ...

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Link is dead... –  pnuts Oct 20 '12 at 3:42
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