How To Access A VM With MobaXterm?

There is an easy way to access your remote Virtual Machine from a Windows workstation with an application called ‘MobaXterm’. You can install it as well as use a portable version. The application is available to download from https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/download-home-edition.html

If the Windows firewall gets activated during the installation, as shown here:

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accept the prompt to add the app as an exception to the firewall-settings.

On your VM, edit the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config and make sure you have added the following line: X11Forwarding yes

If you use the portable version just unzip the package and start MobaXTerm with a double click on the icon:

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The application window looks like this:

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Start a new session:

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Enter the remote host’s IP address, your username and the security key for the connection:

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Then, start a new session and you should be connected.

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Now you can start any Windows application or the whole desktop.

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If you don’t use a Graphical User Interface (GUI) you should turn off X11-forwarding:

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