[SunRay-Users] Accessing Linux (TS-style) Desktops from a current VDI environment

Jonathan C. Bailey jbailey at co.marshall.ia.us
Fri Mar 18 16:57:26 EET 2011

That first link seems to be EXACTLY what I was looking for. It describes what effect I want with our configuration.

My only question: Based on the article I read, I only need to add tokens I want to redirect to the second server to the configuration file... I assume this means that if I want it to be a normal VDI token, that I just don't configure it? Also, will VDI users balance between all the available hosts in their FOG with this set up?


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From: "Daniel Cifuentes" <daniel.cifuentes at oracle.com>
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Cc: "Jonathan C. Bailey" <jbailey at co.marshall.ia.us>
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 9:14:49 AM
Subject: Re: [SunRay-Users] Accessing Linux (TS-style) Desktops from a current VDI environment


You seem to be a candidate for AMGH. This would allow your Sun Ray with a card to redirect to the VDI server and then return to the OEL server on pull. 

I have your setup in reverse, documented here, though over simplistic. 


There are other things you can do, but you start getting away from supportability. Have a look at this for fun ;) 



On 19/03/2011 1:04 AM, Jonathan C. Bailey wrote: 


We're currently running both a VDI 3.2 environment (on Solaris x86) for our VDI clients, and a plain SRSS 5.1 server on OEL 5 for kiosks/Linux desktops. Currently, both of these systems are separate (different configs served to the DTUs, etc). Also, we are using the normal GDM login and not kiosk mode on the OEL 5/kiosk server.

I'm looking at a way to better integrate these systems so that a VDI user can sit down at one of the plain kiosk terminals, insert their card, and get their VDI desktop. I've been trying to think of a way to make this happen, but can't come up with anything I like while keeping things completely separate. OVDC doesn't seem to install on OEL5, SGD isn't an option since not all VDI users have access and we use 2 factor auth for it. I also can't figure out a way to get the normal VDI client (connecting to the existing DB cluster) to run under Linux (I figured that would be a long shot, but a nice solution if it worked).

Another possible solution would be a kiosk session definition on the VDI side of things that would connect users to the OEL 5 server (all of the DTUs would connect only to the VDI environment). The only thing with that option is connectivity to the kiosk server - VNC, XDMCP, or something else?

Has anyone implemented something similar and could offer some insight on this?

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