5.1. About Profiles

A profile is a text file on the client computer that contains configuration settings for Oracle Virtual Desktop Client.

The first time that you run Oracle Virtual Desktop Client, a default profile called default is created. This profile is used automatically when you use the Settings tabs to configure and run Oracle Virtual Desktop Client.

When you run Oracle Virtual Desktop Client from the command line, you can specify a different profile to use for the session. For example:

ovdc --profile myprofile sr-1.example.com

You can specify a full path name for the profile, as follows:

ovdc --profile C:\profiles\myprofile sr-1.example.com

If the path to the profile file contains spaces, surround the path with straight quotation marks (").

If you do not specify a full path name for the profile, one of the following default locations is assumed:

If you do not specify a profile name when you run Oracle Virtual Desktop Client from the command line, the default profile is used.

Note

You can use multiple profiles at the same time. For example, to run multiple concurrent desktop sessions on the same client computer.

5.1.1. Profiles and Log Files

By default, each profile has a corresponding log file, with the same name as the profile. The log file is stored in the same directory as the profile. You can use the --logfile command option to change the name and location of the log file.

Note

By default, logging is disabled for Oracle Virtual Desktop Client. To enable logging, you use the --logging-level command option. See the Sun Ray Software Administration Guide for more details about configuring logging.