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This manual describes how to use Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad to log into a Sun Ray Software or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure server and start or reconnect to a desktop session.
Document generated on: 2011-07-04 (revision: 174)
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The Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad 1.0 User Guide provides an introduction to using Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad. The manual provides information on how you can use Oracle Virtual Desktop Client to start or reconnect to a Sun Ray Server or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure desktop session.
This document is intended for new users of Oracle Virtual Desktop Client. It is assumed that readers are familiar with Web technologies.
The document is organized as follows:
Chapter 1, Introducing Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad provides a brief introduction to Oracle Virtual Desktop Client.
Chapter 2, Using Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad describes how to use Oracle Virtual Desktop Client to connect to a Sun Ray desktop session.
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This chapter provides an introduction to Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad.
Oracle Virtual Desktop Client is an application that installs on common client operating systems. You use Oracle Virtual Desktop Client to log in to a Sun Ray Software or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure server and start a new desktop session or reconnect to an existing desktop session.
Because you can install and run Oracle Virtual Desktop Client on your computer, it provides an alternative to using a Sun Ray Client. For example, you can install Oracle Virtual Desktop Client on your computer at home and use it to log in to a Sun Ray or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure server at your office. You can then access your programs and files as if you were working from your Sun Ray Client at the office.
This manual describes how to use the iPad version of Oracle Virtual Desktop Client.
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This chapter describes how you can use Oracle Virtual Desktop Client to connect to a Sun Ray Software or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure server from your iPad.
Details of how to configure connections are included, as well as the answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Start the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client application.
On the Home screen, tap the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client application icon.
The Oracle Virtual Desktop Client side bar is displayed, showing a list of servers.
Select a server to connect to.
Tap the name of the server in the side bar.
If you want to specify a new server, tap the
button to add the server to the side bar. See
Section 2.3, “Configuring the List of Servers” for more details.
When you tap the server name, Oracle Virtual Desktop Client connects automatically to the server and displays the login screen.
Log in to the server.
Enter the user name and password for your Sun Ray or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure user account.
To display the on-screen keyboard, tap with three fingers on the screen.
After logging in, the Sun Ray Software or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure desktop session is displayed on the screen.
The side bar disappears when you connect to the server. If you need to redisplay the side bar, drag from the left hand side of the screen with two fingers.
Close down the session.
For a Sun Ray desktop session, tap the Log Out option in the Sun Ray Launch menu.
For an Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Windows desktop session, tap the Log Off option in the Windows Start menu.
Disconnect from the session.
Redisplay the side bar.
Drag from the left side of the screen using two fingers.
Do either of the following:
You are not disconnected from the session if you press the Home button to return to the Home screen.
The Oracle Virtual Desktop Client side bar contains a list of servers that you can connect to. You can configure this list by doing one or more of the following:
Adding a new server
Editing a server
Removing a server
Before you connect to a new Sun Ray Software or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure server, you must configure settings for the connection as shown below.
Tap the Plus
The Add Server screen is shown.
Configure settings for the connection.
The following table shows the available settings for this screen.
Table 2.1. Connection Settings for Servers
Name used to describe the connection, such as
This name is shown in the list of servers in the side bar.
Selects a server on your network automatically.
See Section 126.96.36.199, “Auto Discovery of Servers” for more details about this feature.
Type the full name or IP address for the server that you want to connect to.
If you select Find Automatically, this field is not available.
Enable this setting if you are connecting over a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) is the maximum packet size for network connections, in bytes.
Move the slider to adjust the MTU setting.
If you are experiencing problems when using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you might want to decrease this value to allow space for Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) headers. Contact your administrator for advice on the correct setting for your network.
To save changes, tap the Add button.
The new server is added to the list of servers in the side bar.
Oracle Virtual Desktop Client includes a feature called auto discovery of servers. Auto discovery uses a discovery mechanism, such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), to select a server on your network automatically.
To enable auto discovery, turn on the Find Automatically option when you configure a new server. Oracle Virtual Desktop Client then finds a server on your network automatically.
When you turn on the Find Automatically option, the Server Name field is not available on the Add Server screen.
Tap the Edit button.
Tap on the name of the server that you want to edit.
The Edit Server screen is shown.
Edit the connection settings for the server.
See Table 2.1, “Connection Settings for Servers” for a description of the available settings.
Save the changes you have made.
Tap the Done button. The server list is redisplayed.
Exit from edit mode.
Tap the Cancel button.
The server is shown in the server list in the side bar.
Tap the Edit button.
Tap on the Delete icon to the left of the server that you wish to remove.
The Delete icon rotates and a Delete button appears next to the server name. See Figure 2.5, “Delete Server Screen”.
Tap the Delete button.
The server is removed from the server list in the side bar.
Exit from delete mode.
Tap the Cancel button.
A gesture is a finger motion that is used to interact with the iPad touch screen. The following table shows the supported gestures when you are working in a desktop session.
Tap with one finger
Left mouse-button click
Tap with two fingers
Right mouse-button click
Tap with three fingers
Display the on-screen keyboard
Touch and hold, then drag
Left mouse-button click + drag
Pinch fingers together
Pinch fingers apart (unpinch)
Drag with one finger
Pan across the screen. Only available when zoomed in.
Drag from the left side of the screen with two fingers
Display the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client side bar
To view help on supported gestures, tap the Gestures button at the bottom of the side bar.
See also your iPad documentation for more information about using gestures.
To provide support for operation of Oracle Virtual Desktop Client using keyboard shortcuts, some additional keys have been added to the iPad on-screen keyboard.
The additional keys are at the top of the on-screen keyboard, as shown in Figure 2.6, “Additional iPad Keys for Oracle Virtual Desktop Client”.
The following table lists the additional keys.
Function keys. A list of options enables you to select a function key, from F1 to F12.
Extra keys. A list of options enables you to select from the following extra keys:
Cursor keys. A list of options enables you to select from the following cursor keys:
Display the on-screen keyboard.
Tap with three fingers on the screen.
Tap the required key strokes.
You can use the additional keys in combination with the normal keys.
For example, to type
Control-C, tap the
After it turns blue, then tap the
See your iPad documentation for more information about using the on-screen keyboard.
This section provides the answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Oracle Virtual Desktop Client.
To view online help, tap one of the following buttons at the bottom of the side bar:
Help. Displays this User Guide.
Gestures. Displays help on supported gestures
If you use the Find Automatically option when you configure a new server, to find a server on your network automatically, you do not need to know the name of the server. See Section 188.8.131.52, “Auto Discovery of Servers” for more details.
If you want to connect to a specific server, you need to type the name of the server in the Server Name field. Depending on how your network is configured, you can use one or more of the following names:
The full name of the server on the network, also called the
Domain Name System (DNS) name. For example,
The host name of the server. For example,
The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the server. For
Contact your administrator if you need to know the name of your Sun Ray Software or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure server.
You can use Oracle Virtual Desktop Client to connect to a server over a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN is typically used to provide secure access to a company network to people from outside the network, such as employees working from home. See your administrator if you need help to configure your computer for connecting over a VPN.
To use Oracle Virtual Desktop Client over a VPN, you must turn on the VPN Mode setting on the Add Server screen when you configure connections to the server.
An icon in the iPad status bar indicates when you are connected to a VPN.
Sun Ray Software uses an on-screen display (OSD) to show the status of a connection. The OSD can be used to diagnose problems with a connection. For example, the following OSD icon indicates that the Sun Ray Software has not been enabled for access using Oracle Virtual Desktop Client.
If you are unable to connect to the Sun Ray server and this icon is displayed, contact your administrator.
Your firewall configuration might prevent you from connecting to the Sun Ray server. Check that the firewall settings on your network allow you to use Oracle Virtual Desktop Client to access the Internet.
If the connection to the Sun Ray server fails, a warning screen is shown. When you tap OK at this screen, the side bar is redisplayed. You can then choose an alternative Sun Ray server.
If your administrator has enabled audio for sessions, you can play and record audio on your iPad. If you play a podcast, for example, the sound is output through the speaker on your iPad.
To record audio input from your iPad in a session, you can connect a microphone to the iPad, for example, and record the sound using software running on the server.
Yes. You can run other iPad applications at the same time as you are using Oracle Virtual Desktop Client. This is called multi-tasking.
When you press the Home button to switch away from your session, the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client application is suspended. You can then run other applications on your iPad.
Provided that your server is not configured to close the connection after a period of inactivity, you can usually resume your session when you switch back to Oracle Virtual Desktop Client.
If the iPad is running low on memory, it may terminate the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client application to free up memory. You cannot then resume your session.