NX technology, commonly known as NoMachine, is a proprietary application used to access remote systems over a Graphical interface. By using Nomachine, you can enjoy remote file transfers and desktop sharing between computers in different geographical locations. The company(NoMachine) behind this powerful technology has its headquarters in Luxembourg. In this article we shall discuss how you can install and use Nomachine RDP on Oracle Linux 8 Desktop / Server installation. Nomachine boasts as the fastest and highest quality remote desktop for Linux users.

Nomachine can run on both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux operating systems. It comes with the below set of features:

  • Play audio and Video from a remote machine
  • Use any device – Plug in any device into the other desktop and use with ease
  • Let your friends collaborate on the documents you are working on, share the files you need, help with troubleshooting the problems you are experiencing
  • Runs on server, desktop and mobile operating systems

If your goal is to use Nomachine to consolidate systems management in a huge Infrastructure, then Nomachine RDP is not the right solution for your needs. Check out the company’s Enterprise offerings to select the perfect tool.

Install NoMachine Server on Oracle Linux 8

Visit Nomachine RPM downloads page and get the latest RPM release that can be installed on any Red Hat based Linux distribution.

Downloading with wget tool

#NoMachine for Linux - x86_64
wget https://download.nomachine.com/download/7.7/Linux/nomachine_7.7.4_1_x86_64.rpm

#NoMachine for Linux -i386, i686
wget https://download.nomachine.com/download/7.7/Linux/nomachine_7.7.4_1_i686.rpm

Install the package downloaded using dnf package manager

sudo dnf install ./nomachine_7.7.4_1_x86_64.rpm

If there is any dependency required it will be installed automatically

Dependencies resolved.
======================================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                         Architecture                                 Version                                        Repository                                          Size
======================================================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 nomachine                                       x86_64                                       7.7.4-1                                        @commandline                                        46 M

Transaction Summary
======================================================================================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total size: 46 M
Installed size: 48 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Output sample from a successful installation of Nomachine Remote Desktop on Oracle Linux 8:

Downloading Packages:
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                                                                                                                                              1/1
  Running scriptlet: nomachine-7.7.4-1.x86_64                                                                                                                                                     1/1
  Installing       : nomachine-7.7.4-1.x86_64                                                                                                                                                     1/1
  Running scriptlet: nomachine-7.7.4-1.x86_64                                                                                                                                                     1/1
NX> 700 Starting install at: Mon Nov 29 22:01:03 2021.
NX> 700 Installing: nxclient version: 7.7.4.
NX> 700 Using installation profile: Red Hat.
NX> 700 Install log is: /usr/NX/var/log/nxinstall.log.
NX> 700 Compiling the USB module.
NX> 700 Installing: nxplayer version: 7.7.4.
NX> 700 Using installation profile: Red Hat.
NX> 700 Install log is: /usr/NX/var/log/nxinstall.log.
NX> 700 To connect the remote printer to the local desktop,
NX> 700 the user account must be a member of the CUPS System Group: sys.
NX> 700 Installing: nxnode version: 7.7.4.
NX> 700 Using installation profile: Red Hat.
NX> 700 Install log is: /usr/NX/var/log/nxinstall.log.
NX> 700 Creating configuration in: /usr/NX/etc/node.cfg.
NX> 700 Installing: nxserver version: 7.7.4.
NX> 700 Using installation profile: Red Hat.
NX> 700 Install log is: /usr/NX/var/log/nxinstall.log.
NX> 700 Creating configuration in: /usr/NX/etc/server.cfg.
NX> 700 Install completed at: Mon Nov 29 22:01:31 2021.
NX> 700 NoMachine was configured to run the following services:
NX> 700 NX service on port: 4000

  Verifying        : nomachine-7.7.4-1.x86_64                                                                                                                                                     1/1

Installed:
  nomachine-7.7.4-1.x86_64

Complete!

Start NoMachine Server Service on Oracle Linux 8

Login to your Oracle Linux 8 and search for NoMachine application on your Desktop environment finder.

If the service is not in running state, start it manually and set it to start automatically on system boot up.

Install NoMachine Client on your Workstation

Once the server service is running on your remote system, you need to install Nomachine on your Workstation and use it to connect to the remote machine.

Use either of the links provided matching operating system running on your Workstation machine. After an installation, start Nomachine Client.

Add a new connection by clicking on “Add” button.

Input your Oracle Linux system IP Address

Use “Connect” link to initiate the connection to your remote system. A warning will be given as it tries verify host authenticity. Answer Yes to connect.

Type the username and password of the remote system to login

Initial configurations for remote desktop experience are required in the next screens. When done you’re presented with the Desktop on your machine.

From NoMachine client, you can add as many remote systems running NomaChine server as possible. Which means single install of NoMachine on your Workstation can be used to administer fleet of remote systems.

More guides on Oracle Linux:

Install Oracle Linux 8 – Complete Steps With Screenshots

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