Archive for February 15th, 2013

Test: Using IGEL Linux based Thin Clients together with Citrix CloudGateway Enterprise

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Hi Folks,

today i’ve tested the IGEL Universal Desktop LX/OS together with Citrix XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5.6 and VDI in a Box 5.2 and Citrix CloudGateway Enterprise (LAN and WAN thru Citrix Netscaler).

I’ve used the internal Webbrowser coming with the IGEL Linux for the connection, in both cases (LAN and WAN) it works like a charm. For my test i’ve used the IGEL Firmware 4.11.100.

CloudGateway thru IGEL Universal Desktop LX Webbrowser

 …and connected to a session (XenApp 6.5)


Connection thru CloudGateway to XenApp 6.5

If you plan to upgrade your Citrix Environment to CloudGateway this should work for you, so the IGEL Linux based Clients seams to be ready for the new Citrix products. Official i’ve read no confirmation from IGEL about this, so in anyway you should test this to confirm the results. If you discover issues here feel free to contact me.

Update: I forgot, in the screenshots the Desktop Connections to XenApp,XenDesktop and VDI in a Box are missing but i works also fine for me.


P.S.: The old PNAgent Service Site is now called “Legacy” in Citrix products…..

Tip: Setting up a disclaimer for public used IGEL Linux based Terminals.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Good morning,

i’ve been asked if it is possible to Setup a public dislaimer with use Terms for the IGEL LX/OS based Clients.

This can be done but the configuration is hidden in the registry, open the local IGEL Setup or the UMS Profile and browse to system->registry->userinterface->disclaimer. Here you will find several Settings to configure the disclaimer, the disclaimer will pop up after a boot and prevent Access until the disclaimer is confirmed or perform a shutdown/reboot after the user denied the disclaimer.