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  • 1.  webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Posted Feb 13, 2023 11:18 AM

    I want my Virtual Machine present on a host in my server room to be able to use the integrated camera of my laptop when I start a meeting there. most of the time I use Teamviewer to connect to my VM. already is it possible? if yes how to do it?



  • 2.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 13, 2023 11:40 AM

    Which VMware product are you using to host the VM, ESXi or something else?

     

     



  • 3.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Posted Feb 13, 2023 11:54 AM

    ESXI 6.7.



  • 4.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Posted Feb 13, 2023 12:03 PM

    i am using teamviewer to connect to the vm which is on an ESXi 6.7 host
    I want when I start a video call from my vm my microphone and my laptop camera to be used. if possible what are the right tools to use.



  • 5.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 13, 2023 01:16 PM

    I have reported your post to the moderators, asking them to move it to the area for ESXi.

     



  • 6.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Posted Feb 13, 2023 01:19 PM

    thank  



  • 7.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Posted Feb 13, 2023 02:24 PM

    Hi,

    If i understand, you want use the camera, micro, sound of your laptop into a session on a VM hosted in an ESX.

    For me can try to open a rdp session to the vm with advanced configuration (local ressourcies\others).



  • 8.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Posted Feb 13, 2023 02:28 PM

    You can also with WMWare Remonte Console



  • 9.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Posted Feb 13, 2023 02:45 PM

    Hi  .THANKS. does my pc have to be in the vm network? because I use teamviewer to connect via internet



  • 10.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Posted Feb 13, 2023 03:08 PM


  • 11.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Posted Feb 13, 2023 03:39 PM

    Hi  excuse me but I have trouble understanding. I explain my need to you and tell me what it takes to be able to do it. I have my datacenter which is in another city and I access it by teamviwer. I don't have a vpn configured to access the local network. I want to use the camera and the microphone of my laptop if I make a video call from the vm.



  • 12.  RE: webcamera on a Virtual Machine

    Posted Feb 13, 2023 04:00 PM

    Yes, you would need network access, but you would also need access for vmware remote connections. Your only real option is the remote desktop option, which is very unsecure if not setup correctly, or some sort of virtual desktop software like horizon or citrix. I'd reall suggest setting up some sort of vpn in your case. Some more detailed steps for the rdp option is

     

    https://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-allow-usb-webcam-passthrough-rdp-session

     

    but you really would want a rdp gateway at least and not connecting directly to your vm with RDP over the internet.