Virtual Machine Console Access Part Deux
The previous post suggesting the addition of basic VM functionality was inappropriately marked "completed" serial console was added.
The serial console is better than nothing, but just barely, and was not at all what was being requested by that post.
What we need is a equivalent of the VMware Remote Console.
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I think there's light at the end of the tunnel on this, I found this: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/search/videos/?q=bastion&products=
But that all, no word from any MS about it, one availability, pricing or anything...
I would move my entire stack to Azure if we could get VMware like full console access. This would allow us to watch update processs and easily troubleshoot issues with connectivity.
Michael Gorn commented
The request was finally re-opened. Please vote and comment there now: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/216843-virtual-machines/suggestions/3761826-virtual-machine-console-access
Michael Gorn commented
Please reopen request https://feedback.azure.com/forums/216843-virtual-machines/suggestions/3761826-virtual-machine-console-access which asked for console access, NOT serial console. You completed serial console but full console access has not been done yet.
Console Level Access is a Must. How come MS forgot that?
I agree, lack of a console (like sitting in front a of a physical machine with keyboard, mouse, and monitor) is a huge hindrance, especially when apps or crashes require it.
You might consider installing a tool like TeamViewer that allows remote control of console from a normally booted WinOS.
John Baldwin commented
I very *SERIOUSLY* need this feature, and without it am BLOCKED in doing my work.
I need to set up and configure a piece of software on some of our VMs.
The software does NOT have a command line interface; I must use the GUI.
The software detects when the user is connected via RDP and will not allow configuration. It can ONLY be configured by a user "sitting at the console". (Again, I emphasize, this is the GUI, and the serial console is totally useless to me!)