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

Jonathan C. Bailey jbailey at co.marshall.ia.us
Fri Mar 18 17:18:03 EET 2011


I've done that before (I have a token that gives me a JDS desktop), but not for general users.

The configuration you mention would be much more useful if/when VDI is supported on Linux. I've tried, but I'm just not a huge Solaris on the desktop fan..


-Jon

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Yang" <wyang at tjhsst.edu>
To: "SunRay-Users mailing list" <sunray-users at filibeto.org>, "Daniel Cifuentes" <daniel.cifuentes at oracle.com>
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 10:01:56 AM
Subject: Re: [SunRay-Users] Accessing Linux (TS-style) Desktops from	a	current VDI environment

What I think would really be nice is if you could host native sessions and
VDI VMs on the same physical host.  That seems to be the best way to
distribute compute resources, instead of having VDI fire up a Linux VM for
every DTU that wants a Linux session.  As far as I know though, that's an
unsupported configuration which might or might not work by overriding
specific VDI SRSS tokens to not use kiosk mode. 

William

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sunray-users-bounces at filibeto.org [mailto:sunray-users-
> bounces at filibeto.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan C. Bailey
> Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 10:57 AM
> To: Daniel Cifuentes
> Cc: SunRay-Users mailing list
> Subject: Re: [SunRay-Users] Accessing Linux (TS-style) Desktops from a
> current VDI environment
> 
> 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?
> 
> 
> -Jon
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daniel Cifuentes" <daniel.cifuentes at oracle.com>
> To: "SunRay-Users mailing list" <sunray-users at filibeto.org>
> 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
> 
> 
> Jonathan,
> 
> 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.
> 
> http://blogs.sun.com/danielc/entry/a_simple_regional_hotdesking_setup
> 
> There are other things you can do, but you start getting away from
> supportability. Have a look at this for fun ;)
> http://blogs.sun.com/danielc/entry/meta_kiosk_how_to_run
> 
> HTH,
> 
> Daniel.
> 
> On 19/03/2011 1:04 AM, Jonathan C. Bailey wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> 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?
> 
> 
> 
> -Jon
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