Virtual Printing openSUSE - VMware

Hello everyone,

I’m going to tell my problem:

Actually i am trying to implement Horizon View in my Home Lab. I have the connection servers, the security servers and all that you need to deploy it. But what i can see is that in the VMware documentation says that Virtual Printing is not supported.

For me that is not an option because later i have to implement that for my enterprise.

So anyone here knows how to enable by myself the virtual printing on openSUSE?

Thanks you very much for your time.

On Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:26:01 +0000, Alegrele wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I’m going to tell my problem:
>
> Actually i am trying to implement Horizon View in my Home Lab. I have
> the connection servers, the security servers and all that you need to
> deploy it. But what i can see is that in the VMware documentation says
> that Virtual Printing is not supported.
>
> For me that is not an option because later i have to implement that for
> my enterprise.
>
> So anyone here knows how to enable by myself the virtual printing on
> openSUSE?
>
> Thanks you very much for your time.

Can you define what you mean by “virtual printing”?

What is your desired end result?

Jim


Jim Henderson
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Horizon View on Linux is a new one for me, the last time I looked at this last year it was available only on Windows.
I see that an official Linux client is now available, but as usual for anything brand new, there <may> be bugs that still need to be resolved (I don’t know if there was a version earlier than the current which was released 9/2015).

Based on a general search,
I don’t see that there should be anything particularly unique setting up printing in the Linux Horizon View client… but any problems may just not be reported yet. You might find more posts specific to this very new software in VMware community forums instead.

So, I guess the question might be where you might have heard or read that Horizon View Virtual Printing is not supported? See the link I reference below. Although it’s supposedly for a Windows OS, it mentions that you need to install the Virtual Printing component. Then, I assume that you should be able to set up using CUPS to do the steps quoted for setting up printing in Windows’ “Printers and Faxes.”

For a brief intro for what VMware Virtual Printing is for Horizon View clients, the brief intro to the following link provides a brief hint
https://pubs.vmware.com/view-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.view.installation.doc%2FGUID-5009F255-9960-4CC4-98C8-1420118B443A.html

TSU

Thanks for your answers, but unfortunately it does not work, because i am using an openSUSE for my VDI also i am using version 6.2 of Horizon View.

When i go into the Horizon View Client it tells me that there are not USB Available, this problem is only for Linux’s systems.

When i said that is not supported is because VMware does not provide support for USB Redirection.

More than likely (but of course not tested)
There should not be any diff between troubleshooting USB re-direction for printers between older and current version.

Recommend looking at the following 2 references…

For understanding the technical aspects
https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2013/03/usb-device-redirection-in-vmware-horizon-view-5-1-and-5-2.html

For troubleshooting virtual printers specifically. Although not mentioned, I’m sure you need to also make sure that your Virtual Printing component is installed, also.
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1027654

TSU