[SunRay-Users] Customizing firmware for SunRay DTUs?
Craig.Bender at Sun.COM
Tue Mar 23 16:47:49 EET 2010
Have you checked out the configuration file download capabilities?
Torsten Kasch wrote:
> we are currently in the process of redesigning our SunRay infrastructure and
> need to switch from a dedicated interconnect setup to a "remote shared
> subnet" setup for technical and administrative reasons. In the new setup we
> will neither have control over the DHCP parameters provided to the DTUs nor
> the DNS name space so we cannot easily configure the list of SunRay and
> firmware servers for the DTUs.
> Deploying the "GUI firmware" and configuring each DTU manually works fine but
> isn't really an option for 250+ terminals. Apart from that it really seems
> attractive to not have a settings menu where a user might (accidentally or
> intentionally) misconfigure the device.
> It would be really nice if there were some kind of mechanism that allows us to
> generate a custom firmware that either
> - contains a fixed list of (names or addresses) of SunRay and/or firmware
> servers to contact, or
> - issues DNS queries for the full qualified names sunray-servers.my.domain
> and/or sunray-config-server.my.domain.
> Equipped with such a firmware, the DTUs spread across the campus would be
> really "zero-admin" devices for us.
> So the question is: does anyone know if it is possible to get/buy such a
> toolset that allows to create a custom firmware? Of course other hints to
> achieve the same result are welcome as well... :-)
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