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Direct access to Hyper-V guest system console

Direct access to CERN CVI (Hyper-V) guest system console

CERN CVI service ( provides virtual machines hosted on Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors. Console access to such guest systems from Linux is very inconvenient as it requires using Microsoft tools, not available on Linux systems. Recent versions of FreeRDP allow accessing Hyper-V guest consoles directly from Linux systems, and cern-cvi-console tool integrates this feature with CERN CVI service.

Software installation

As root on your SLC6 or SLC5 system run:
# yum install cern-cvi-console


# cern-cvi-console --system
Note: Hyper-V consoles are operating in graphic (VGA) mode only. Only password authentication is supported at present.