3.1. Configuring the List of Servers

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:

3.1.1. Adding a New Server

Before you connect to a new Sun Ray Software or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure server, you must configure settings for the connection as described in this section.

  1. Tap the Plus (+) button on the side bar.

    The Add Server screen is shown.

    Figure 3.1. Add Server Screen

    Screen Capture of the Add Server Screen

  2. Configure settings for the connection.

    The following table shows the available settings for this screen.

    Table 3.1. Connection Settings for Servers

    Setting

    Description

    Connection Name

    Name used to describe the connection, such as usa-west.

    This name is shown in the list of servers in the side bar.

    Find Automatically

    Selects a server on your network automatically.

    See Section 3.1.1.1, “Auto Discovery of Servers” for more details about this feature.

    Server Name

    Type the full name or IP address for the server that you want to connect to.

    For example, sr1.example.com or 123.234.345.456.

    If you select Find Automatically, this field is not available.

    VPN Mode

    Enable this setting if you are connecting over a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

    When you enable VPN Mode, the MTU setting is used for the VPN connection.

    MTU

    The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) is the maximum packet size for network connections, in bytes.

    The default setting is 1102 bytes.

    If you are experiencing problems when using a VPN, you might want to change this value. Contact your administrator for advice on the correct setting for your network.

    Move the slider to adjust the MTU setting.


  3. To save changes, tap the Add button.

    The new server is added to the list of servers in the side bar.

3.1.1.1. Auto Discovery of Servers

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client includes the ability to automatically discover servers for connection. This auto discovery process uses several techniques including Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), DNS lookups, and broadcast to select a server on your network automatically.

To enable auto discovery of servers, turn on the Find Automatically option when you configure a new server. Oracle Virtual Desktop Client then finds a server on your network automatically.

Note

Depending on your network configuration, auto discovery may not be available when accessing the network from remote locations.

If auto discovery is not available, contact your administrator for details of the server name.

3.1.2. Editing a Server

  1. Tap the Edit button on the side bar.

  2. Tap on the name of the server that you want to edit.

    The Edit Server screen is shown.

  3. Edit the connection settings for the server.

    See Table 3.1, “Connection Settings for Servers” for a description of the available settings.

  4. Save the changes you have made.

    Tap the Done button. The server list is redisplayed.

  5. Exit from edit mode.

    Tap the Cancel button.

    The server is shown in the server list in the side bar.

3.1.3. Removing a Server

  1. Tap the Edit button on the side bar.

  2. Tap the Delete icon 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 3.2, “Delete Server Screen”.

    Figure 3.2. Delete Server Screen

    Screen Capture Showing the Delete Server Screen Icons and Buttons

  3. Tap the Delete button.

    The server is removed from the server list in the side bar.

  4. Exit from delete mode.

    Tap the Cancel button.