Connecting to your instance with VNCAdded by IBM | Edited by Paul Bastide on February 10, 2014 | Version 3 ()
|Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a system for accessing and controlling programs from a remote computer. First, you must install VNC, then you can connect to it.
Do these steps:
- Install a VNC viewer on your local computer. The VNC viewer (and server) installation packages are available on the http://www.tightvnc.com/" target="external">TightVNC website or the http://www.realvnc.com/index.html" target="external">RealVNC website.
- Configure VNC services on your instance before you connect to it.
- Launch putty.exe.
- Click Session, select QSI, and click Load.
- In the PuTTY Configuration dialog, select Connection -> SSH -> Tunnels.
- For Source Port, enter 5901.
- For Destination, enter your.server.name:5901.
- Click Add.
Then click Session and Save. In the future, you can used the saved configuration.
- Click Open.
This forwards a secure port to your server. Wait for a terminal window to open.
- Enter ps -ef | grep -i vncserver | grep -v grep.
- If a VNC server is not already running, enter vncserver :1.
In response to the prompt, create a password for the VNC server.
A VNC server is now running in the background.
- Start the VNC viewer application.
- Enter localhost:1.
- Click Connect (TightVNC) or OK (RealVNC).
- When prompted, specify the VNC password, and click OK.
- After the user interface of the operating system is displayed, log in with the operating system user ID and password.
You may need to install VNCServer and Gnome in order to get a full desktop. Parent topic: Accessing your instance
Type yum install vncserver -y