Archive for October 3rd, 2014

Release: UMS Virtual Appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V Version 3.0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Hello Folks,

here is a new release of our IGEL Universal Management Suite Virtual Appliance. The new Version 3.0 comes with a lot of changes and improvements, please consider the changelog and the README_1ST.txt coming with the release to get a full overview.





– Updated to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS incl. last updates
– Downgraded Bootmanager from Grub2 to Grub to guarantee the automatic OS start in case of errors
– Added Linux Cloud Tools
– Added Virtual Box Tools
– Updated Microsoft Hyper-V integration drivers
– Added German Language Support, you can select the keyboard layout in the login mask
– Removed unitiy desktop regarding compatibily issues with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, new general default xfce4
– Removed other not required display manager’s
– Added cleanup script (CCI internal use only), must be executed with sudo
– Improved conky (sytem tool) startup script, color mappings and fixed configuration file
– Applied Shellschock fix
– Added putty terminal emulation
– Added filezilla ftp client
– Added Pure FTP service incl. configuration tools
– All Games and not required tools removed
– Added upstart .conf files for igelRMserver and pure-ftpd services in /etc/init
– Discontinued import files for Oracle Virtual Box and tests with older Hypervisors regarding the lack of time

Download: Here


Release: All IGEL Universal Desktop related Linux firmwares (Shellschock fix)

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Hello Folks,

IGEL has released a major update for all Linux Firmwares related to the Universal Desktop Series incl. the Universal Desktop Converter (UDC).

This big release pack will fix the Shellshock related security issues and we recommend to apply these updates soon.

Regarding the fact that these updates are mostly designed to fix the shellschock issue i will not post all release notes here.

Have Fun


Solution: Using the IGEL Universal Management Suite on Linux Servers with upstart (for example Ubuntu 14.04)

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Hello Folks,

if you are using a new Linux distribution like Ubuntu 14.04 you maybe run into the issue that the Universal Management Suite background service will not start after a reboot.

Reason for this is a new system to start these services coming with newer Distributions and currently (> UMS Version 4.07.110) the IGEL UMS installer for Linux seams to be not able to handle upstart.

The fix for this issue is quite simple… Open a terminal session (command line) and enter the following commands.

cd /etc/init
sudo nano igelRMserver.conf

Now enter the following code lines, in this sample i use the editor nano but you can also use any other editor like vi.

#Start igelRMserver daemon
start on runlevel [2345]
stop on runlevel [016]
exec /etc/init.d/igelRMserver start


Important: The code is case sensitive! Save the igelRMserver.conf and reboot the system, the Service should work now and the UMS is available.



P.S.: Maybe IGEL will add this to the installer in the future.. 😉