We use a variety of VPN connections (Sonicwall, Cisco, Nortel, all sorts) to connect to client networks.
We make all these connections from ESXi Virtual Machines running Windows XP at our various datacenters.
Me@home --VPN--> VM @ datacenter --VPN--> Client_Network
Because RDP doesn't usually work when the VM is connected to a client network, we're resorting to the VSphere Client to connect to the VMs. Over a VPN to the VM, it's painful.
What are our options to make this less painful?
- Changes to the client VPN tunnels (split tunneling) is NOT an option. Many wouldn't allow it.
- Change the VM infrastructure? Is there are different VM product or configuration that might work better?
- Change the VM? Would adding having the RDP connection listen on a second virtual NIC make any difference?
What would be your perfect solution? What would be worth a try?