4.2. Testing the Company Configuration

Now that you have configured a company, it is important to test whether it works. For this you need to start Oracle Virtual Desktop Client. There should be an application icon for Oracle Virtual Desktop Client in the either the Start Menu (Windows platforms), the Launch Menu (Linux platforms), or the Applications folder (Mac OS X platforms). Click the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client application icon. The Connect Virtual Desktop Client screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4.7. Enter the fully‑qualified DNS name of your Oracle VDI host in the Server field and click Connect.

Figure 4.7. Connect Virtual Desktop Client Screen

The image shows the Virtual Desktop Client screen. The DNS name of an Oracle VDI host has been entered in the Server field.


Click Settings at the bottom of the screen to access additional configuration options, such as the screen resolution.

After a few moments, the Oracle VDI Desktop Login screen is displayed. Enter your Active Directory or LDAP user name and password, and a domain name (as shown in Figure 4.8), and then click Log In.

Figure 4.8. Oracle VDI Desktop Login Screen

The image shows the Oracle VDI Desktop Login Screen. There are entries in the User Name, Password and Domain fields.

After a few moments, the desktop selector screen is displayed together with a message to say that there are no desktops available to you, as shown in Figure 4.9. This confirms that you have a functioning Oracle VDI installation and that your company configuration is valid.

Figure 4.9. Desktop Selector Screen

The image shows the Available Desktops screen. No desktops are listed, but a message is displayed that says no desktops have been assigned to you.

Click Logout. The next step is to connect Oracle VDI to the virtualization resources that will deliver the desktops to users. Chapter 5, Connecting the Virtualization Platform. shows you how to do this.