Last week I attended vSAN training in Stockholm. The requirements for attending this class was that you needed to bring your own laptop with RDP capabilities.
As I'm a Linux user they did of course not provide any info on how to do it, but that's part of the game I guess. In case I couldn't figure things out I could always start a Windows VM from within VMware Workstation. They did however provide info for Apple Macintosh users. By reading through the Mac docs I found what was really going on behind the scenes. The RDP session required a proxy config and encryption.
The standard Ubuntu RDP client didn't provide support for an RDP proxy, but I found an alternate client, called FreeRDP that I installed by following this HowTo.
xfreerdp /v:cloud.labs.globalknowledge.net /d:gklabs /u:Wxxxx-Studentx-x /p:PassWord /g:gw1.labs.globalknowledge.net /w:1920 /h:1080 -negoThe connection now worked perfectly, even though it spent some time setting up the initial connection. Looks like it was trying to verify the certificate, even with the -nego switch that is supposed to tell it to ignore the certificate. Well, it does in fact ignore it in the sense you're not warned about a self signed certificate, but it still waits for it to time out before starting the connection.
All in all the training was a great experience, giving a better insight into vSAN than the HOL lab.