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You can use SGD to access the following types of applications:
X applications running on Solaris OS, Linux, HP-UX, and AIX application servers
Character applications running on Solaris OS, Linux, HP-UX, and AIX application servers
Applications running on IBM mainframe and AS/400 systems
Web applications, using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Java technology
SGD supports the following protocols:
Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) at least version 5.2
SSH at least version 2
Telnet VT, American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The SGD Enhancement Module is a software component that can be installed on an application server to provide the following additional functionality when using applications displayed through SGD:
Advanced load balancing
Client drive mapping (UNIX or Linux platforms only)
Seamless windows (Windows platforms only)
Audio (UNIX or Linux platforms only)
The following table lists the supported installation platforms for the SGD Enhancement Module.
On Solaris 10 OS Trusted Extensions platforms, only advanced load balancing is supported. Audio and CDM are not supported.
Application servers that are not supported platforms for the SGD Enhancement Module can be used with SGD to access a supported application type using any of the supported protocols.
The supported installation platforms for the SGD Enhancement Module are supported on a Type 1 (bare metal) hypervisor or a Type 2 (hosted) hypervisor, for example Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMWare, or Oracle VM Server for SPARC (previously called Sun Logical Domains or LDoms).
Installation in zones is supported for Solaris 10 OS. SGD can be installed in the global zone, or in one or more non-global zones. Installation in both the global zone and a non-global zone is not supported.
On Solaris 10 OS Trusted Extensions platforms, you must install SGD in a labeled zone. Do not install SGD in the global zone.
The following table shows the installation platforms for the SGD Enhancement Module that have been retired.
1The SGD Enhancement Module no longer provides functionality that is supported on this platform. This platform is still supported as an application server platform, see Microsoft Windows Terminal Services.
SGD does not include licenses for Microsoft Windows Terminal Services. If you access terminal server functionality provided by Microsoft operating system products, you need to purchase additional licenses to use such products. Consult the license agreements for the Microsoft operating system products you are using to determine which licenses you must acquire.
Note - From Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Terminal Services is renamed Remote Desktop Services.
SGD supports RDP connections to the following versions of Microsoft Windows:
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows Server 2003
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Professional
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Vista Business
Windows XP Professional
On Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP platforms, only full Windows desktop sessions are supported. Running individual applications is not supported. Seamless windows are also not supported.
SGD supports the following Terminal Services features:
COM port mapping
Smart card device redirection
Time zone redirection
Windows printer mapping
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 support audio bit rates of up to 44.1 kHz. By default, SGD supports bit rates of up to 22.05 kHz. To support bit rates of up to 44.1 kHz, in the Administration Console go to the Global Settings -> Client Device tab and select the Windows Audio: High Quality option.
SGD supports 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit color depths in a Windows Terminal Server session.
32-bit color is available on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7 platforms. To display 32-bit color, the client device must be capable of displaying 32-bit color.
15-bit color depths are not supported. If this color depth is specified on the Terminal Server, SGD automatically adjusts the color depth to 8-bit.
You can only use the Low, Client-compatible, or High encryption levels with SGD. SGD does not support the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) encryption level.
From Microsoft Windows Server 2003, you can use Transport Layer Security (TLS) for server authentication, and to encrypt Terminal Server communications. SGD does not support the use of TLS.
To run X and character applications, SGD must be able to connect to the application server that hosts the application. SGD supports SSH, Telnet, and rexec as connection methods. SSH is the best for security.
SGD works with SSH version 2 or later. Because of SSH version compatibility problems, use the same major version of SSH, either version 2 or version 3, on all SGD hosts and application servers.
If you are using SSH to connect to X applications, you must enable X11 forwarding. You can do this either in your SSH configuration or by configuring the application in SGD. The Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.6 Administration Guide has details on using SSH with SGD.
SGD supports the X Security extension. The X Security extension only works with versions of SSH that support the -Y option. For OpenSSH, this is version 3.8 or later
SGD includes an X server, based on X11R6.8.2.
SGD supports the following X extensions for X applications:
The following X extensions are not supported:
SGD supports VT420, Wyse 60, or SCO Console character applications
In SGD version 4.60, a new type of object called a dynamic application server was introduced. A dynamic application server is an object that represents a virtual server broker (VSB). SGD uses the VSB to obtain a list of application servers that can run an application.
SGD includes a VDI broker that enables you to give users access to desktops provided by an Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) server.
The following versions of VDI are supported:
Oracle VDI 3.2.2
Sun VDI 3.1.1