Archive for July, 2012

Firmware release: IGEL Universal Desktop LX(x86)/OS 4.10.100

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

IGEL Universal Desktop OS
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Version 4.10.100
Jul 30 2012

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Notes:
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IMPORTANT:
Dual monitor configuration for “unsupported hardware” works only if “native
driver support” works properly. It is a prerequisite to assure that the
native driver is really working, as the fallback VESA driver does not provide
any dual monitor configuration. Have a look at Application Launcher’s
About tab->Hardware-Graphics Chipset. If VESA is listed there the native
driver does not work and dual monitor configuration is not functional.

Versions
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– Citrix ICA Client 12.1.0.203066
– Citrix Access Gateway Standard Plug-in 4.6.3.0800
– RDP rdesktop 1.6.0
– FabulaTech USB for Remote Desktop 3.1.2
– VMware View client 1.5.0-710491
– Quest vWorkspace Client 7.0
– Leostream Java Connect 2.3.47.0
– Ericom PowerTerm 9.2.0.6.20091224.1-_rc_-25848
– Ericom Webconnect 5.6.0.4000-rel.20413
– IBM iSeriesAccess 7.1.0-1.0
– Firefox 10.0.6
– SUN JRE 1.6.0_14
– Totem Media Player 2.30.2
– Voip Client Ekiga 3.2.7
– Thinlinc Client 3.2.0
– NX Client 3.5.0-7
– Cisco VPN Client 4.8.02.0030-k9
– NCP Secure Client (Enterprise) 323_038.i686
– ThinPrint Client 7.0.38
– Xorg X11 Server 1.7.6
– Xorg Xephyr 1.7.6
– PC/SC Lite 1.8.1
– MUSCLE CCID Driver 1.4.5
– Omnikey CCID Driver 3.6.0
– Omnikey RFID Driver 2.7.2
– SCM Microsystems CCID Driver 5.0.21
– Safenet / Aladdin eToken Driver 8.0.5-0
– A.E.T SafeSign PKCS#11 Library 3.0.1785
– Gemalto .NET PKCS#11 Library 2.1.0
– SecMaker NetID PKCS#11 Library 5.6.0.44
– Client 0.8 for RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Desktops 3

If disk size is sufficient (> 512 MB):
– SAP GUI java710rev6
– 2X Client 10.1-1263
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Known issues:
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– [VMware View]
– If a protocol is preselected through configuration and another protocol is
chosen at the VMware View client’s local dialog, the connection cannot be
established.
– VMware View smart card logon now is disabled by default! It can be enabled
in IGEL setup on page Sesions->View Client->View Client Global->Smartcard
for each type of supported smart card separately.
– no error messages are shown
– in VMware View appliance mode
– if registry key “vmware.view.once” or
“sessions.vdm_client<NR>.options.once” is enabled.

– [Leostream]
– With enabled USB redirection: Currently the user has to choose which
USB devices should be redirected when starting the session. Unfortunately,
the USB keyboard is visible in the selection dialog window. If the user
chooses the keyboard and starts the session, the keyboard does not work
inside the session. Sometimes it even does not work in the local system
anymore after the session has ended. In this case the device has to be
rebooted.

– [base system]
– If your disk size is 512MB or smaller:
The “SAPGUI for Java” and the “2X Client” services are not available anymore.
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New features:
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– [ICA]
– Updated Citrix Receiver to version 12.1.0.203066. This version has improved
performance for Flash and Multimedia Redirection and fixes some bugs.
– To disable X11 Render extension for color cursors the new registry key
“ica.wfclient.disablexrender” has to be used now. (The former
registry key “ica.disable_render_extension” is not available anymore.).
– Citrix XenApp/Program Neighborhood:
Grouped applications on the desktop can be enabled by IGEL Setup ->
Sessions -> ICA -> Citrix XenApp -> Appearance ->
“Keep folder structure on desktop”
(registry key: ica.pnlogin.desktop_folder_structure)
Additional configuration:
registry key ica.pnlogin.desktop_folder_farm : show farm icons on desktop
registry key ica.pnlogin.appfolder_apps_name : the main directory name
for all Citrix XenApp sessions in file browser.
– Added support for Citrix HDX Realtime WebCam Redirection parameters, which
can be found in setup and UMS on the page
“Sessions -> ICA -> ICA Global -> Multimedia”.

– [VMware View]
– Updated VMware View Client to version 1.5.0-710491.
– Added parameters to control the top menubar at a running
session and whether the user should get logged off after the termination
of a running session.
– Appliance mode:
– vmwarevdmapp.menu-bar (default is off)
– vmwarevdmapp.once (default is on)
– Session:
– sessions.vdm_client[session number].options.menu-bar (default is on)
– sessions.vdm_client[session number].options.once (default is off)
– new registry key “sessions.vdm_client<NR>.run_only_once” (default is true),
if enabled, only one instance of each session can be started
– new registry keys “sessions.vdm_client%d.options.lockserverURL” and
“vmwarevdmapp.lockserverURL” (default is true), the key locks/unlocks the
URL field in the VMware Connection launcher.

– [2X]
– Added 2X Client 10.1-1263 sessions.

– [Leostream]
– Updated to version 2.3.47.0 of the Leostream Connect Java Client with
support for Leostream USB redirection. It is necessary to install at least
version 5.2.99.0 of the Leostream Agent on the (Windows) host machine. It is
possible to activate the USB redirection in IGEL setup on the page
“Sessions > Leostream > SESSIONNAME > Options”
Known Issues:  The Leostream Client can only use the clients
that are integrated into the IGEL system: RDP, ICA, Redhat Spice, NX.

– [Firefox]
– Updated Firefox to version 10.0.6 ESR with Long Term Support.

– [RDP]
– Added support for routing tokens used for load balancing.

– [VPN]
– Updated NCP Enterprise VPN Client to version 3.23 Build 38.

– [Printing]
– Added Active Directory/Kerberos logon support to use the
Kerberos logon name as user name in print jobs. This can be activated in
IGEL Setup Registry, parameter print.cups.use_krbuser. With registry key
print.cups.krbuser_format the format of the user name can be chosen:
(DOMAIN\user, FULL.QUALIFIED.DOMAIN\user, user@FULL.QUALIFIED.DOMAIN or user).

– [Smartcard]
– Added support for SCM Microsystems eHealth200 card terminal in RDP and
ICA sessions via Smart Card Redirection.
– Added support for SCM Microsystems eHealth500 card terminal in RDP and
ICA sessions via Com Port Redirection (use USB COM1).

– [Network]
– now IEEE802.1x Authentication has a timeout after wich the normal network
registration will continue. New registry keys:
network.interfaces.ethernet.device%.ieee8021x.auth_timeout: Timeout for the
Authentication (default 30s)
network.interfaces.ethernet.device%.ieee8021x.secure_only:
Only connect to secured Networks (default false).

– [Desktop]
– Reworked font configuration: added new “Liberation” true type font.
– Added VIA x driver support for Chrontel 7301/7310 dvi transmitter:
This solves native x driver support for VXL M7CN896IDK board.

– [base system]
– Added “Power Management”->”System standby” option to enable/disable
automatic suspension of the device.
– Added Greek keyboard layout.
– Added Russian keyboard layout.
– Updated French and Dutch translations.
– Updated IGEL Setup to version 4.2.3.
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Fixed bugs:
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– [ICA]
– Added a possibility to filter unwanted X error message dialogs during
ICA sessions by force with registry key “ica.forceignorexerrors”.
It affects all ICA sessions and is disabled by default.
– It is now possible to enable rudimentary logging for Citrix sessions
(only if the session is not started via WebInterface/Browser, XenApp or
XenDesktop/ApplianceMode).
The parameters are available in the registry (ica.module.logging).

– [XenDesktop]
– New ICA client version 12.1.0.203066 fixes white screens in XenDesktop
appliance mode.
– Added a workaround to adjust the size of fullscreen ICA sessions when
reconnecting from a machine with a different display resolution.
– Disabled hotkeys in XenDesktop login window.

– [RDP]
– Fixed audio problems by decreasing latency of the audio channel.
– All modifiers will now be released before a disconnect will be done in
a RDP session.
– Fixed “Break” and “Pause” keycodes: now the same keycode sequence
is send to the server as a windows 7 client does..
– Caps lock and Num lock status will now be synchronized within a RDP session.
– Com Port Mapping: fix some problems to increase performance and stability,
especially when using multiple com ports.
– Fixed bug in smart card redirection which e.g. caused hanging sessions
while trying to use Gemalto Classic cards for login to a banking web site.
– Fixed bug in smart card redirection which caused e.g. failing to disconnect
when smart card has been removed.
– Fixed “ctrl+alt+F7/F8/F10/F11/F12” hotkeys. These hotkeys are only working
if Console switching is disabled in IGEL Setup -> User Interface -> Access Control.

– [Firefox]
– In Firefox sessions the tab-bar cannot be hidden any more.
– Fixed bug when closing multiple Firefox Session marked as restarting.

– [VMware View]
– VMware View windows in Appliance Mode will now have a decoration and can
be moved.
– Fixed restart of View session after log off in View Appliance Mode.
Caution:
View smart card logon now is disabled by default! It can be enabled in setup
on page Sesions->View Client->View Client Global->Smartcard for each type of
supported smart card separately

– [Misc]
– RDP sessions, RDP based VMWare View sessions and View appliance mode/RDP sessions
now display a message when TCP connection is lost and terminate themselves
after a timeout interval.
registry key for RDP session: sessions.winconnect%.option.connection-timeout
registry key for RDP based View session: sessions.vdm_client%.options.rrdp.connection-timeout
registry key for RDP based Appliance mode: vmwarevdmapp.rrdp.connection-timout

– [Media Player] Fixed video playback in dual screen mode.

– [RedHat RHEV-D]
– Improved usage in dual display mode.
– Spice session window in appliance mode kept in front when Shift+F11 is pressed.
– Disabled hotkeys in Spice login window.

– [Printing]
– Removed fix for BIXOLON SRP-352plus USB label printer made in 4.08.500. This
fix caused some printers to print slowly.
– new fix for BIXOLON SRP-352plus USB label printer: set registry key
print.cups.printer<number>.usb_slowdown in registry. This will limit the speed
with which the data are sent to the printer. It can be controlled in more detail
by the registry keys print.cups.usb_slowdown_chunksize and print.cups.usb_slowdown_delay.

– [Smartcard]
– Fixed reading of German health care cards with Cherry ST-2xxx reader via ICA and RDP.
– IGEL Smartcard: enhance stability of detecting smart card removal; this e.g. fixes
logoff when removing smart card while VMWare View sessions are used.

– [Desktop]
– Fixed dual screen configuration issues with Fujitsu Futro S550-2,
if an additional DVI connector card is installed.
– Synchronize indicator LEDs for caps-, scroll- and numlock according their
current state in the X server. This also affects newly plugged in keyboards.

– [Network]
– The SSH daemon is not started anymore if SSH Remote Access is disabled in
IGEL Setup -> System -> SSH Access.
– SCEP Client (NDES): fix enrollment of client certificates
when CA certificate is not a root certificate.

– [base system]
– Fixed bug in USB Access Control configuration.
– ICA Setup: on page Sessions->ICA->ICA Global->Mapping->COM Ports now COM port
device mapping entries are displayed locked if they are assigned by a UMS profile.
– Shared Workplace: prevent to log on with any account when Thin Client
is not managed by UMS.
– Login to Active Directory/Kerberos: display correct warning messages when
password will expire soon. These password info messages now have a configurable
timeout (sessions.xlock0.options.passwd_message_timeout).
Default timeout is 10 seconds, a value of 0 means no timeout.
– The Hardware Information tool is shown more DMI informations now like Computer
serial number and uuid. It can be opened in IGEL Setup -> Devices -> Hardware Info.

Migrated with UDC: Dell Latitude D620

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Today i got a report about a device which can be fully migrated with the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter.

Dell Latitude D620 BIOS A10 with UDC FW 4.08.500 Advanced Feature Set

CPU: Intel Core2 T5600
Grafik: Intel 945GM
Touchpad: working
Audio: HDA-Intel
USB: Working
Ethernet: Broadcom Corp. Netextreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet
WiFi: Intel Corp. Pro Wireless 3945 ABG (GOLAN) Network
Shutdown: via Powerbutton working

All devices are working perfect, thanks for the report!

Cheers
Michael

IGEL Universal Management Suite for Windows management pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

IGEL Universal Suite management pack for SCOM 2012Version: 1.0.0

Release Date: 24.07.2012

Copyright 2012 cloud-client.info

EMail: blog@cloud-client.info

This is a non commercial release without any official support by IGEL Technology or cloud-client.info.

Use on your own risk, the publisher is not responsible for any damage or issue related to the use of this free release.

This Management Pack provides the ability to monitor a IGEL Universal Management Suite Server including the HA feature running on Microsoft Windows based Servers.

Tested with: IGEL Universal Management Suite Server 4.02.100 and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012

How to start
————

1) Open the Operations Manager 2012 console
2) Expand the Administration tab
3) Click with the right mouse button on Management Packs and select “Import Management Pack”
4) Click on “Add” and select “Add from disk”
5) Select the file “IGEL.Universal.Management.Suite.for.Windows.xml” coming with this archive and select install
6) Close the import dialog, you’re done

The management pack add’s a entry “IGEL Universal Management Suite for Windows” to the Operations Manager Monitoring tab, it provides the ability to monitor different events/task for the System and contains also a subfolder to monitor the IGEL UMS HA feature. You can also start/restart the related services from here. The management pack is preconfigured to detect the IGEL UMS Features without any interaction for all Systems in the Operations Manager console.

The download is available here: http://www.papershare.com/app/paper.aspx?id=2563&o=3736 and here: http://www.cloud-client.info/ums4scom/cloud-client.info-UMS4SCOM.zip

Cheers
Michael

New fiber card tested: Intel® 82572EI

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Today I got my hands on the Intel® 82572EI fiber card (PCIe 4x) and got it working on the 4.09.200 without any additional configuration.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/network-adapters/gigabit-network-adapters/pro-1000-pf.html

Intel 82582EI

Sebastian

Updated: Whitepaper “Create and deploy a partial Update for IGEL Universal Desktop ES based Thin Clients”

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Hi,

i’ve updated one whitepaper and added a partial update quick deployment guide thru the IGEL Universal Management Suite. The download is available at papershare: http://www.papershare.com/app/paper.aspx?id=1981&o=3736 and in here: http://www.cloud-client.info/whitepaper

Cheers

Michael

UDC migrated: Dell Optiplex 745

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Today i got a report that a Dell Optiplex 745 with Core2 Quad Q6600, ATI Radeon X1300/X1550, Audio: HDA-Intel, Broadcom Corp. Netextreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe, BIOS Vers. 2.3.1 v. 07/21/2007 with Dell Mainboard 0TY565 was succesfull migrated with the IGEL Universal Desktop OS incl. USB Support.

Thanks for the Feedback!
Cheers
Michael

Tested: XBOX 360 Live Vision Webcam together with IGEL Universal Desktop LX / OS

Monday, July 16th, 2012

xbox.jpg

Today i tested the XBOX 360 Live Vision Webcam together with the IGEL Universal Desktop LX/OS.

The camera worked without any issue in a Citrix Session with HDX Realtime and local with a installed Skype Client thru custom partition.

Cheers
Michael

P.S.: Regarding the results of today’s test series i was not able to discover a webcam that doesn’t work… 🙂

Tested: Microsoft Cinema HD Webcam together with IGEL Universal Desktop LX / OS

Monday, July 16th, 2012

cinemahd.jpg

Today i tested the Microsoft Cinema HD  together with the IGEL Universal Desktop LX/OS.

The camera worked with a small issue in a Citrix Session with HDX Realtime and local without any issue with a installed Skype Client thru custom partition.
To get Microsoft WebCam to work with HDX Realtime and Linux i need to make a small modification to my Citrix webinterface site, see also here: http://blog.cloud-client.info/2012/07/13/using-xenapp-65-or-xendesktop-56-together-with-microsoft-lync-and-igel-linux-based-thin-clients/

Cheers
Michael

Tested: Hercules Webcam Dualpix Emotion 720HD together with IGEL Universal Desktop LX/OS

Monday, July 16th, 2012

hercules.jpg

Today i tested the Hercules Webcam Dualpix Emotion 720HD together with the IGEL Universal Desktop LX/OS.

The camera worked without any issue in a Citrix Session with HDX Realtime and local with a installed Skype Client thru custom partition.

Cheers
Michael

Tested: Logitech C210 Webcam with IGEL Universal Desktop LX / OS

Monday, July 16th, 2012

c210.png

Today i tested the Logitech C210 Webcam together with the IGEL Universal Desktop LX/OS.

The camera worked without any issue in a Citrix Session with HDX Realtime and local with a installed Skype Client thru custom partition.

Cheers
Michael

Tested: Sitecom WL-113 WiFi Adapter with IGEL Universal Desktop LX/OS

Monday, July 16th, 2012

sitecom.jpg

Today i’ve tested an older Sitecom WL-113 WiFi USB Adapter together with the IGEL Universal Desktop LX/OS and it works without any issues for me.

The Sitecom WL-113 was available a long time, so if you still have some of these devices you should be able to use it together with your IGEL Linux based devices. The information’s on the device are not much and i was not able to figure out if alway’s the same design/chipset is used, but it worth to try it.

The Sitecom WL-113 is using the ZyDAS ZD1211 chipset which is not mentioned official by IGEL, so similar devices can be also compatible to the IGEL Linux.

Cheers
Michael

Using XenApp 6.5 or XenDesktop 5.6 together with Microsoft Lync and IGEL Linux based Thin Clients

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Very often i’ve heard from user’s that “someone” mentioned that it’s not possible to use current Citrix products together with Microsoft Lync and Linux based Thin Clients. Only this week i got this three times and it was alwaye possible to show that this is not true (with the right Linux Operating System and in a production environment, no faked demo!) in a very simple way.

What do you need?

– Citrix XenApp 6.5 or XenDesktop 5.6 with enabled HDX Realtime and Audio Mapping (no USB redirection required!)
– A IGEL Thin Client or migrated device with the IGEL LX/OS Firmware 4.09.100 or above and the Advanced Feature Set
– A Microsoft Lync infrastructure (client installed in the VM’s or the XenApp Server)
– A webcam, see this blog for supported devices and a regular Headset (USB/regular Audio connectors)

Enable HDX Realtime thru Citrix policies (Webcam support) on the server side and make sure that Audio is configured to min. medium or high qualitiy. On the Client side enable multimedia redirection incl. Webcam Support in the IGEL Setup->Global->ICA->Multimedia configuration.

Start the connection to the Server and start the Lync client? Doesn’t work with Linux looks different… I also tried Skype some Flash/Silverlight based applications and never good a issue. The required bandwith is quite low and should be fair for the most requirements.. If you don’t believe me, try it out by your own. It’s really awsome and the next time someone try to tell you that Linux can’t do it, you now that this is not true.

Enjoy
Michael

P.S.: I didn’t test vdi in a box, but it should not make a difference with the current version 5.02. Microsoft WebCam’s require a small extra configuration at the moment; in the default.ica on the webinterface server you need to configure in the wfclient section HdxWebCamFramesPerSec =15. Igel will add this soon to the configuration, see also http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX132924/

New Version: IGEL Universal Management Suite 4.02.100.02

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Version 4.02.100.02 contains the same software version as 4.02.100. Changes were made in the installation process only. Customers do NOT need to update to version 4.02.100.02, if there are no problems starting the UMS Administrator application with version 4.02.100.

Fixed bugs

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– [Windows and linux installer] RMAdmin does not start if there is no internet connection available.

Update: CentOS based virtual appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V Server incl. IGEL UMS Server Version 1.1

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

cloud-client.info IGEL Universal Management Suite Appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V
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Version: 1.1

Release Date: 10.07.2012

Copyright 2012 cloud-client.info

EMail: blog@cloud-client.info

This is a non commercial release without any official support by IGEL Technology or cloud-client.info.

Use on your own risk, the publisher is not responsible for any damage or issue related to the use
of this free release.

Requirements for the VM:
2 GB RAM
12 GB HDD

Donate:
If you want to invite me to a beer for my work, just make a donation via
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZJUS6BDX9EWLQ

Getting started:
Copy the folder cloud-client.info IGEL UMS Appliance 1.0 to your Hyper-V VM folder.
Import the VM via the Hyper-V console and set the Network Card to the Network you want to connect to.
Start the VM, by default the VM will pick up a DHCP address. If you want to use a static IP you can
configure this in the DHCP Server by assigning a IP to the VM’s MAC-ID (see below).
After the vm is startet open the VM console and login to the System with the username igel (credentials
see below. Now you can assign also a static IP (Network setup is on the right in the top menu).
On the desktop you can see two links to open the UMS console or administrator tool.

Note: I’ve setup default directory rules, new clients will directly moved to the device folder. You can
motify this of course depending on your needs.

Tested with:
Windows 2008 R2 SP1

Users:
Default User: igel Password: igel
Root User: root Password: igel
IGEL UMS Main User: Administrator Password: igel
IGEL UMS Sub Admin User: igel Password: igel
FTP User: igel Password: igel

Operating System:
CentOS 6.2 Kernel 2.6.32-220.14.1.el6.i686

Network:
Hostname: igelrmserver
IP: DHCP
MAC-ID: 00:15:5D:01:A6:47 (Do not change the MAC-ID!)

Installed Services:
IGEL Unversal Management Suite 4.02.100 with enabled automatic registration for thin clients (DHCP or DNS entry required!) incl. cloud-client.info UMS Template 1.0.20
Telnet Service
VNC Service
Hyper-V Integration Services 3.2 (Note: start mountcdrom.sh in console to mount a cd/dvd; see Microsoft KB2600152)
Firewall (Disabled by default)
XDMCP connections enabled (Free Windows XDMCP Client=http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/files/)
OPENSSL
proftpd (Configured with anonymous read/write access, warning: the appliance is not designed to handle a lot firmwares, watch the free available hdd space)

1.1
—–
– Updated IGEL Universal Management Suite to Version 4.02.100
– Updated cloud-client.info UMS Template Version 1.0.20
– Updated manuals in the manuals folder
– Added cloud-client.info whitepapers available in a folder on the desktop
– Anonymous ftp access disabled, use ftp user igel password igel
– Updates applied to CentOS system
– Fixed issue in the IGEL UMS 4.02.100, UMS Administrator doesn’t start with Java
error if no Internet connection is available. Fix for Linux and Windows Server,
open the RMAdmin.confi in the rmadmin folder with a text editor and change the
line “addjars ../rmguiserver/common/lib” to “addjars ../rmguiserver/lib”.
1.0
—–
– First release

Download is available here: Offline, download latest Version

Fix: UMS Admin doesn’t start after a 4.02.100 installation and if no internet connection is available.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

After installing the new UMS Server 4.02.100 it can happen that the UMS Administrator tool doesn’t start anymore with a Java error message and if no internet connection is available, Linux and also Windows Server can get this behavior.

The fix is quite simple, open the file RMAdmin.config in the rmadmin folder with a text editor; the folder is placed in the UMS installation folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\IGEL\RemoteManager\rmadmin). Now change the line “addjars ../rmguiserver/common/lib” to “addjars ../rmguiserver/lib” and save the file. Now start the UMS Administrator again and the error is gone.

Cheers
Michael

New UMS Template Version 1.0.20 for IGEL Universal Management Suite 4.02.100 available

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Hello Folks,

a new UMS Template is available and contains the following changes:

1.0.20
——
– Support for IGEL Universal Desktop LX (x86) Firmware 4.09.200
– Support for IGEL Universal Desktop ES (W7) Firmware 3.02.500
– Support for IGEL Universal Desktop LX (ARM) Firmware 4.01.500 (Beta)
– Support for IGEL Universal Desktop ES Firmware 3.11.10x
– Removed Profile for old UD7 Multimonitor Support
– Added Profiles for IGEL Universal Desktop LX (x86) to configure the IGEL Universal Multi Display Solution (UMD)
– Added Profiles for IGEL Universal Desktop LX (x86) to configure the Top Menu Bar for the VMWare Appliance Mode and
VMWare View sessions (global setting)
– Added Profiles for IGEL Universal Desktop LX (x86) to configure screen rotation (pivot)
– Changed Profile for IGEL Universal Desktop ES to start the fabulatech USB redirection service (default in IGEL firmware changed)
– Added Profile for IGEL Universal Desktop ES to enable the RedHat Spice USB redirection service
– Added Profile for IGEL Universal Desktop LX (ARM) to disable the Accerleration Chooser
– Prepared Profile’s for IGEL Universal Desktop LX (ARM) to configure the Sytem on a Chip (DSP)
for Citrix ICA and Microsoft RemoteFX. Note: Not supported in BETA Firmware!
– Added Profile for IGEL Universal Desktop ES to configure USB device handling for the VMWare View appliance mode
– Added Profile for IGEL Universal Desktop ES to setup the default printer (Printer Driver needs to be installed!)
– Added Profile for IGEL Universal Desktop LX (ARM) to configure multi monitor support, see comment
– Added Profile for IGEL Universal Desktop LX (x86) to configure the UD5 Display Port hot plug detection
– Seperated Linux Firmware’s for x86 and ARM architecture regarding the new ARM based UD2 Multimedia
including a new default directory rule for ARM based LX thin clients
– Added UMS Administration rights for the internal Administrator group
– Added Administrative Task to delete UMS logging data weekly
– Removed old firmware Versions
– Profiles Total 392

The download is available at papershare.com: http://www.papershare.com/app/paper.aspx?id=1791&o=3736 and here: http://www.cloud-client.info/umstemplate/umstemplate1020.zip

Cheers
Michael

blog.cloud-client.info whitepaper collection

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Hello Folks,

all whitepapers are now also available direct thru cloud-client.info. If you want to download the content direct from this page just click on http://www.cloud-client.info/whitepaper

Cheers
Michael

Whitepaper: Current IGEL Hardware

Monday, July 9th, 2012

This  Whitepaper describes the current IGEL devices including the hardware names (like M310C), the technology, is the device still available, end of life dates, warranty times and available firmware Versions. So if someone call’s you and only know’s he got a IGEL D200 you know what device it is and how long the support/warranty time will apply to the device.

It includes also the new IGEL UD2 Multimedia which is based on the ARM Technology.

This is not an official IGEL document, this document comes without any guarantee.

The whitepaper is available at papershare: http://www.papershare.com/app/paper.aspx?id=2538&o=3736 and here: http://www.cloud-client.info/whitepaper/WhitepaperIGELHardware.pdf

Cheers
Michael

New Version: IGEL Universal Management Suite 4.02.100

Friday, July 6th, 2012

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IGEL Universal Management Suite

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Version 4.02.100

04.07.2012

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Notes:

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The linux installers are tested with

- Ubuntu 8.04 (32bit)

- Ubuntu 10.04 (32bit)

- RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 (32bit)

 

For further compatibility information check the Universal Management Suite

Data Sheet at www.igel.com.

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New features

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- [Server common]:

    - Tomcat server update to version 7.0.26

        * various vulnerabilities fixed

        * enhanced connection pool for jdbc connections

        * NOTE: tomcat log configurations changed; log4j.properties is now located in /rmguiserver/config folder

- Memory limit for UMS Server increased to 768 MB.

- [Administrative Tasks]:

- New aministrative task: remove thin clients from UMS automatically based on a "view".

- New administraive task: export/delete logged events/messages. This task is a replacement for the export/delete functionality in UMS Administrator.

- [Shared Workplace Extension] A login history is available for SWP users.    

- [Licensing]: License Deployment for IGEL Universal Multidisplay solution.

- [VNC Viewer] Enhancement: send ALT+CTRL+TAB via menu item.

- [UMS Console] Memory limit increased to 512 MB.

- [Configuration Dialog] new/enhanced setup pages

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Fixed bugs

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- [Server common] feature set labels of thinclients are not 'human readable'

- [Universal Firmware Update] the 'use system proxy' checkbox has been removed, the functionality was not stable.Use java properties instead:

"-Dhttp.proxyHost=youHost

-Dhttp.proxyPort=yourPort"

- [High Availabiliby Extension] Load Balancer version number is not updated after a UMS update.

- [UMS Console]

- It is no longer possible to change the password of the database user through UMS Console. To change the password for the embeddedDB use corresponding button in UMS Administrator.

- Automatic checksum refresh is done for all 'files' defined in UMS Management Tree (refresh intervall is 30 minutes).

- UMS writes invalid values to display 'gamma correction' parameters in linux devices (comma instead of dot).

- [AD / LDAP integration] Import of administrative users from LDAP service failed if domain name contained 'dc=' section.

NOTE: this bug did NOT affect Microsoft Active Directory services!

- [Installer (linux)] start environment for RMAdmin: log file location depends no longer on working directory but is always rmguiserver/logs folder.