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VMware Labs Fling Boomerang updated to version 2.0.0

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Today Adam Gross, a engineer at VMware’s Enterprise Desktop Group has published a new version of Boomerang. Boomerang is a free software tool available at the VMware Labs. With this Fling you get a simple client application that allows you to use multiple vSphere servers simultaneously. When opening the client just hit “Add a Server…” to connect to a ESX, vCenter or View Connection Server and you’ll be presented with all virtual machines.

For View you are able to use RDP and PCoIP as remote protocol for your desktop. Once you have launched a virtual desktop, you will have a functional remote desktop experience that matches the View Windows Client.

Here’re some features:

  • Supports connecting to multiple ESX and VC servers simultaneously.
  • Supports connecting to multiple View Connection Servers simultaneously.
  • Graphical installer lets you disable support for vSphere or View if you have no use for it.
  • Connect to View desktops using PCoIP or RDP.
  • Automatic redirection of client printers to View desktops with ThinPrint.
  • Allows you to save your credentials for easy login to servers.
  • Favorites pane enables easy browsing through multiple virtual machines on different servers.
  • Simple user interface gives you quick access to connecting to a virtual machine or issuing power operations.
  • Keyboard navigation allows you to type the name of the virtual machine you want to use or to use directional keys to navigate.
  • Servers with large numbers of virtual machines are automatically collapsed into hyperlinks, which you can click to view subsets of the inventory or the entire thing.
  • Configurable automatic update checking.
  • See virtual machines you have recently connected to in the Recently Used section.
  • Search for virtual machines quickly across all your servers.
  • Users needing access to more than basic virtual machine power operations should use VMware vCenter Server to manage vSphere hosts and virtual machines.
  • vCenter supports activities like vMotion, High Availability, storage configuration, host provisioning cloning, templates, monitoring, alerts and more.

Note: You are not able to connect to the free ESXi server.

If you want to learn more about this Fling, please visit the VMware Labs.


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Written by Christoph Harding

July 31st, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Posted in End User Computing

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