I am currently setting up a new server (Ubuntu LTS) and I have to use the VMware console form a Windows 10 PC to do so. I am used to use PuTTY and I find the VMware console very inconvenient.
What I would like to achieve is that the console would behave a bit more like common windows, like
- it accepts keyboard input as soon as the window gets the focus, without needing to click into the black area first
- it does not catch the mouse (not at all is ok, I don’t need a mouse in the console)
- copy-paste using Windows’ clipboard (especially pasting passwords) would be fine, but is optional
I wantet to install the VMware tools to get this working and I am not yet sure if they are installed properly, but I guess (and also got first answer already) like yes. However the VMware console still behaves as before. Is there a way to change this behaviour? (Perhaps some vSphere configuration option just to disable mouse in the console at all, so that it just remains on my desktop?)
Clearly, getting the SSH dæmon to work will be my next step, however I would like to know if I can get the console to work this way, too.