Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Setup VNC Server in Solaris Sparc

Steps to Follow
The following steps are performed on the Solaris 10 update 5 system and the remote system which will be accessing the VNC desktop (the remote system does NOT have to be Solaris 10 update 5)
NOTE: This procedure configures a session that can be accessed via HTTP in a browser such as Mozilla, FireFox, Internet Explorer, etc.

ON THE SERVER (the system you wish to gain remote access to)
1. ensure that Solaris 10 Update 5 is installed on the system:

root@solarishost33# more /etc/release
Solaris 10 5/08 s10s_u5wos_10 SPARC
Copyright 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Assembled 24 March 2008

2. ensure that the $PATH variable includes /usr/X11/bin and /usr/openwin/bin:

root@solarishost33# echo $PATH

3. execute the vncserver(1) command:

/usr/bin/vncserver -httpd

(screen output)

You will require a password to access your desktops.

Password must be at least 6 characters - try again

New ' (root)' desktop is10.30.2133:1

Starting applications specified in //.vnc/xstartup
Log file is //.vnc/

ON THE CLIENT (the system from which you are making the connection to the server)

1. on remote system browse to:

http://(SERVER):(port started)

(where SERVER is the system where /usr/bin/vncserver -httpd was run and "port started" is 5800 plus the ID specified vncserver startup message on SERVER)

e.g. if the vncserver startup messages says:

"New ' (root)' desktop is10.30.2133:1"

then the URL for the browser window is:

in this case since the desktop was started on "1:" vncserver will start on port 5800

"" in a browser to see a VNC remote desktop to SERVER.

2. The "VNC Viewer: Connection Details" window will open. Click "OK" and enter the password that was set in #3 from the "ON THE SERVER" section.

3. A simple session with a terminal window will appear.


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